Friday, March 11, 2011

Common Redpolls and squirrels

The Redpolls are back -- in force.
There are many more females than males, but I did catch a shot of this fine fellow.
Argh!  My yard is a mess.  I can't wait until I can get out and do some cleanup.   The critters don't mind, though.  This squirrel is finding something good to eat.
While this one is doing his tree bark imitation.

13 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

Good morning Louise
I love the little red caps the Redpolls are wearing. What a treat to see ground in your yard...I know you must be tired of seeing white everywhere. Thank you for you b-day wishes... the Diva started her day with us singing too her...then she took to her bed. LOL
Madi and Mom

Dreaming said...

I think your squirrel is cute - trying to look like the tree!
Don't tell anyone...but I think spring is just around the corner! The white stuff ought to be leaving you soon!

texwisgirl said...

I don't think we get Redpolls here. They're so lovely! Had to LOL at the "barking" squirrel!!! Priceless!!!

Sharon said...

Love the little birds! Not sure if we have these here or not, they do look familiar. That squirrel is silly, is he just hanging there, while he is making like the bark?

I hope your Spring comes for you soon, it just feels like an awfully long winter....

Ann Nichols said...

How adorable. don't worry about your yard - Spring will be here soon enough! Now is the time to rest with a mug of tea and your camera close at hand!
Blessings!
Ann

John Gray said...

oh you poor dear! still snow in the yard!!!!!

Sandy ~~~ said...

Pretty Red Polls..and I love your tree bark clone!

Gary said...

You've got lots of RedPolls. Now you have to watch for Hoary RedPolls. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jim said...

Looked in my 'book' and saw that we don't get Red Polls here. The Purple Finch here look a little similar. Certainly have a 'few' Louise!

KB said...

Wow, they really are back *in force*! They're pretty birds...

I know the feeling when the snow melts and exposes the detritus of an entire winter... And then it freezes again holding everything in place. Frustrating, isn't it? The animals will help clean up.

Rebekah said...

I haven't seen that bird here, but that means nothing. The small ones aren't my strong point.
spring isn't far away now ... it's supposed to rain all weekend.

Sheri said...

That's the best squirrel-as-treebark imitation I've ever seen! Cute redpolls. They're fun, lively birds to watch.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Hey it's Camo-squirrel! lol!

You guys still have snow?? bah!

~Lisa