Driving through the Kootenays last week we stopped for a break at a park east of Christina Lake. I found a couple of Chipmunk’s eating berries in the boughs of a small tree.
This fellow was not shy and scurried around a few metres from me from bunch to bunch.
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.