Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Squirrely

Took these shots on the last day of April at Bluebonnet Swamp. Sometimes when the birds aren't cooperating I turn to other critters to pass the time.

Nom nom nom nommmmmmm

Who, me?

What'd I do?


What is that bird DOING?

Time to skedaddle!

This is the blind I use at Bluebonnet Swamp. As you can see, the area is getting
quite overgrown. Last week, my compadres found a cotton mouth snake near the tent.
No more blind sitting for me unless I wear my thick rubber boots, which is not likely in this heat.

41 comments:

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Fabulous shots of this cute little squirrel. Snakes can be beautiful, but I don't want to have them at my feet. Stay safe!

Buttons said...

OK snakes yep I would be wearing boots too even if it is hot:) LOVE your squirrely shots. Hug B

Beate said...

Wow, these shots are amazing! I love watching squirrels and these close-ups are simply gorgeous.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Cotton mouths are the yellow jackets of the snake world...mean-tempered little boogers!

The Great Scot fell in love with all the wildlife here; it's not nearly so evident in Scotland. He'll enjoy your squirrelly photos.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Gail, I dropped in from blogger friend Denise's blog and had a great time reading previous posts and especially seeing your photos! In previous years, I had several DSLRs but not only use a couple of all in one cameras, aka point & shoot digitals and recently we upgraded to iPhones which has provided another handy camera. Hope to return for future visits and invite you to drop into our blog as well. By way of introduction, I am "Beatrice" at the Frog & PenguINN, but Dorothy to my friends.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

These are some amazing shots. You can even see the detail in the fur! Awesome job Gail :)

Carole M. said...

They're SO right for the camera!!

Roan said...

He's a fine looking fella. I think I would pass on the blind, too! Scary!

Amy Burzese said...

Cutie! You captured him so well! Love the captions. Uh, cotton mouth . . . NO thanks.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

A few weeks past, when you mentioned the blind, that was the first thing I thought of...snakes. And for me, NO BIRD photo is worth it. I hate snakes.

The squirrel photos are super, and love your captioning Gail.

Camila Rafaela Felippi said...

I really don't like snakes, but the squirrel is so cute! Didn't he noticed the pictures you take?
And how wonderful pictures!

Hugs

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Yes indeed. Time to find a new blind!
Great pictures :-)

nookworm said...

I really like your shots of this little guy! He is captured perfectly just doing what squirrels do! I hope you are careful about the snakes. They too, are beautiful creatures, but the danger lurks when we are in their vicinity. Be careful.

Irma said...

These are perfectly sharp pictures of the squirrel.
Many details in the coat, my compliments Gail.
Greetings Irma

TexWisGirl said...

yeah, more wildlife may find you than you'd like. :)

the grey squirrels have such long ears compared to our fox variety. but i love their sleek white bellies!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Yeah - I bet the snakes would love your little sitting area too!! Wonderful shots of your squirrel!! They are fun creatures to watch and very comical when they start playing and chasing each other.

Evelyn S. said...

The blind must be relatively easy to set up?? When I saw the setting and knew it was near the swamp, I wondered about other creatures! The squirrel was certainly captured beautifully and in such great detail.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I enjoy watching the squirrels at my feeding stations as much as I do the birds :O)

Karen said...

Fantastic shots Gail! I love the first one. Your squirrels are a lot slimmer than ours. I don't think I'd be using that bird blind any time soon!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

That little fellow looks lean and healthy, not like the fat and lazy squirrels around here.

barbara l. hale said...

Wonderfully detailed shots of the Great American Tree Rat! They are one of the most annoying and cutest of all creatures. I would be staying out of that blind for a while, too!

Anni said...

Gail...thanks for visiting and leaving a comment on my Lazuli Bunting post. Much appreciated.

Keep clear of those snakes, now, y'hear?

Raggedy Creations said...

Oh please be careful. I HATE snakes.

The squirrel is adorable. Such great shots. What camera and lens are you using.

Felicia

cobie en bas van Es said...

dat is wel een hele mooie oplossing.

Frank said...

Super shots Gail.

Never used a blind and I'm also not keen on anything slithering over my feet!!

June Caedmon said...

I'm not sure which scares me more, the alligators or the snakes - goodness, Gail! Squirrels, on the other hand, are hilarious, and you've captured the essence of the little guy - nicely done!

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Gail,
What a fantastic shots!!
So cute to see this squirrel so close in your beautiful images. Well done!!

Best regards,
Marco

DeniseinVA said...

The blind sounds fun, the cottonmouth not so much. But your photos are superb, great captures of this cute little squirrel Gail. His personality really shines through.

Tanya Breese said...

ohhh love the squirrel photos...ewwww cotton mouth, yuck!

hootnonny said...

You make rodents almost respectful! Stay away from snakes; maybe you should travel w/a hunting dog to ID the snakes!

Shug said...

Hey girl.....some sweet squirrel was having a hay day....He was excited to be the center of attention. My hubby has a blind similar to that....he hunts wild hogs from it..
BTW...I sure enjoyed seeing your new FB profile picture....y'all are sooo cute!!

Brian King said...

Tree rats make me laugh even if they can be annoying little twits! Really nice photos!

bailey-road.com said...

Great shots of these cute little rascals.

Debbie said...

you are getting amazing images in that "pressure cooker"!!

you are my hero and these are wonderful captures of this little tree rat!!

Michelle said...

Squirrels are about the cutest things ever.

Linda R said...

Your Squirrel shots are adorable. But when you said "SNAKE" that would have had me running for the hills. They keep saying we will see bears up here in Colorado. They scare me just as much as snakes. Oh well hopefully I will get lucky and not see one.

Hugs~

Anvilcloud said...

Your shots are always so crisp and clear. I must ask what camera and lens you normally use.

Wally Jones said...

Superb photographs, Gail!

I seem to attract a lot of squirrels when I'm out since I'm always acting like a .... huh? You've heard this one?

Snakes are why telephoto lenses were invented! :)

Petra said...

"Who, me?" made me smile, thank you. :) Great captures, Gail. I also like the look behind the scene... and wonder what it feels like to wait in such a blind for a bird or another creature until they arrive close enough within your camera reach.

Ida said...

Your squirrel shots are fabulous. They are such fun and cute little critters. Wow a Cotton Mouth, that's scary.

Helma said...

Really fantastic. I love squirrels and you leave here schitterrnde photographs. Again, my compliments.