Of Chipmunks and Squirrels

With the temperature rocketing up to 23°C on Sunday, everything seemed lively throughout the day.  The animals in my backyard were no exception and they were rather frisky while I photographed around my deck.  The squirrel who has lived near us for five years was chirping away like he’d never seen us before.  That was fun and I like this image of him poling out amongst the branches.

One of the chipmunks came down from the rocks looking for a snack.  The blue jays were slow to arrive for their peanuts on the deck and this fellow wasted no time scooping up one near the edge.

After a short retreat to a scrap pile beside the fire pit, the shell was cracked and the feast was on.  I’m really enjoying photographing the animals around my house at this point in the early spring.  The drives into the mountains and out onto the prairies are fantastic but it’s nice to have the backyard as another great option that is so close at hand.

 

3 responses

  1. Val

    So cute! And the photos are gorgeous. 🙂

    May 5, 2012 at 2:16 pm

  2. Chris, I totally agree, it’s nice to have critters come to you. Love the shots, they are so crisp. -Kim

    April 28, 2012 at 5:45 pm

  3. Cute critter.

    April 28, 2012 at 5:27 am

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