Sunday, February 20, 2011

Out of My Rear Window 2/20/11

Shades of brown, grey and white, with the only color coming from the old pine tree in back.  No sun, no wind, just clouds and squirrels, lots of squirrels.
Squirrels who, all of a sudden, disappeared, in one mad scramble.  At first, I couldn't figure out what made them run.  But, then, I saw these guys land in the locust tree that overhangs the feeder area.
As far as I know, crows don't prey on squirrels, but, with a silhouette that size, I'm betting that the squirrels were thinking "HAWK!!!" and didn't hang around to see if they were right or wrong.

Actually, I had been wondering where the crows had gone.  I guess, no where far away.

13 comments:

Jim said...

Love those last two pics! Very Hitchcock-ish!
You know last month we saw a crow in our yard catch a squirrel and eat it! Must have been really hungry....never saw that before. Poor sqirrel didn't know what hit him!
"Two crows joy!" ....the old saying gows.

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Lucky you to have squirrels....all we've got is flock after flock of different types of birds...!!
Enjoy

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

hmmmm, i guess squirrels would not want to be around a big crow, never thought about that. will have to see what mine do.

sophie...^5 said...

Crows are quite remarkable. I watched a documentary on CBC TV on their life etc. Quite something. We have a couple of crows that arrive every morning and roust on the tippy tippy top of an aspen tree. Sophie sees them and actually ignores them.

texwisgirl said...

Squirrel scramble. Say that 3 times fast! :)

Dreaming said...

Ah, I remember those shades of gray! After living in the southeast and now in Colorado I'm not certain I could live without the sun in your area. But, at least when the sun is out you really do appreciate it!

Madi and Mom said...

Morning Louise...to us there is beauty in each season...just like your pictures. Mom loves the color gray..just like me. MOL She says gray is the new black...Hugs Madi

Sharon said...

We have few squirrels and many, many crows - must not be helpful for the squirrel population. First it was the neighborhood dogs and now it's the crows. Sigh..........

Terry said...

Like Jim, I really like the last two photos.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oh yay! I bet you are happy to see the ground again. :)

The two crows remind me of those window cleaner commercials :)

~Lisa

JDS said...

I am a sucker for hemlock trees, so I love your back yard! Something about those dark drooping needles always makes me feel good.

Vicki Lane said...

I love crows -- such intelligent birds!

Sheri said...

The crows start getting more active and vocal about this time of year. I've been hearing the cardinals sing lately too.