Sunday, September 25, 2011

Out of My Rear Window 9-18-11

It's a quiet day at the feeder.  Just after I put the morning brunch out, only Mr. Tom and one lone squirrel were enjoying a meal.

Mr. Tom looks hale and healthy.
It didn't take long for a few other squirrels to show up for the feast.
But, there was trouble in paradise.  When I put down the seed, I also saw Tucker, the feral cat, lurking around.  I put down some food for him, too, out of sight, on the landing to the back garage door.  It didn't take long for one of the squirrels to spot him, sitting there.  From his scouting position, on the rock, he kept an eye on things.
Suddenly, everyone broke and ran, the squirrels climbing high into the tree.  I can only assume that Tucker was on the move, because I never saw him.  This guy decided, once he was safe, to sound the alarm.  Look closely, and you will see that his mouth is open.  You can hear that sound for quite a distance.
Even Mr. Tom decided that it would be better if he left.  Silly turkey, I doubt that Tucker would even attempt to bring down a bird at least three times his size.
It's going to be a lovely day, here.  The temperature is supposed to go into the mid-70's and the sun will shine.  I hope that your day turns out just as lovely.

16 comments:

Stella said...

Will you lose your beautiful turkeys to hunters this fall? Is there a season for them?

My Mom used to dip her knife into the peanut butter every AM and wipe it off onto the tree next to our porch. A little squirrel became very enamored of her and this act, and one day surprised her by waiting, and coming right into the house!

Cheers,

Jo and Stella

TexWisGirl said...

laughing at the story in the comment above. :)

love mr. tom's sheen on his feathers.

(and no, you're not too late for the giveaway!) :)

Cindi said...

luv the pics!!!
((hugs)) for commenting on my post too...thx means alot!

Samantha said...

I am just floored by your squirrels. There's a squirrel ARMY.

AJ-OAKS said...

I just love how many critters you can see out your window. So much better than television.
Your pics are fantastic.
Cloudy with rain in the forecast today. And am loving it!!!

Madi and Mom said...

MOL Tucker knoww how to clear a yard in a nanosecond!!
Hugs Madi

Gary said...

Great to see you back!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

A Quiet Corner said...

I can only hope that our yard has such interesting critters...:)JP

Sharon said...

The squirrels run now, when they see Jill. I don't have very many - she may be the cause. Mr. Tom is looking fat and sassy.....

Terry said...

It's always nice to see Mr. Tom.
I can just hear that squirrel's curses!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Louise!! That 2nd picture of the turkey is really terrific!! It's like you can just about touch him, but I think think you're right Tucker won't try that! :-)

willowhousechronicles said...

I wonder where Tom's ladies are? Louise, hope you enjoyed this beautiful day.

missing moments said...

Taking no chances are they?! Stella's comment above about the peanut butter makes me laugh!

Jim said...

It`s been a beautiful day here too.
Mr.Tom does look great.....I have never heard the term `looks hale`. It must be local eh.
Great photos and I heard that squirrel here! lol

KB said...

It looks lovely there! It's so amazing that that you regularly get wild turkeys at your feeder. Ours are hiding... it's turkey hunting season here!

BlueRidge Boomer said...

It maybe be fall....the time to slow down...but..there seems to be alot going on at your house....
Enjoy