Sunday Swans and Squirrels

Previously I posted about the two swans on the small lake up the road from us. They did have some babies. I have only seen two ( possibly there were more but they provided a meal for a raccoon or snapping turtle) but they seem to be growing and the parents keep them well away from the prying eyes and bread feeding hands of roadside humans. I took my longest lens and at 600mm this was the closest I could get but here they are.

I had also previously posted about our little visitor White Ears. She had her babies shortly after I posted about her. We never see the babies as her nest is quite far away from our house. She comes twice a day to eat the nuts and seeds dropped from the bird feeder. She knows there is more to eat up at that feeder and she is the only squirrel that looks up to see if she can get at it.

The other day she decided she could climb up the Mountain Ash tree and take a leap from it to the feeder. But she is a wise squirrel and once she saw the distance she turned around and decided against it. But it looks like she was giving me a look in this photo.

She retreated to the ground and continued to search for nuts and seeds in the grass.

Today she seemed a bit skittish. Several of the visiting squirrels kept heading up the trees. They do this when they think there is an airborne threat like a hawk. Here is White Ears hiding out in a tree.

But the threat passed and all the squirrels relaxed and went on poking about looking for nuts or seeds. in the grass.

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful place, I love lakes, reeds, swans, and squirrels. So peaceful.

    So you know the squirrel’s routine. She knows a good place when she sees one.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I love to watch fhe squirrels and chipmunks. They are all happy now because they are getting cobs of corn from the field next to us.

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  2. aghisla says:

    Lovely pictures Anne! Thanks for sharing with us the glimpses of the life of these creatures. I am relieved that they are able to take care of themselves without human intervention, even if predators take their toll. I am amazed by the courage of small animals like squirrels and wish I were as brave as them!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thanks for this comment. These little creatures are survivors. I’m glad you enjoyed seeing them.

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  3. Alli Farkas says:

    News Flash: Squirrel realizes she is not a flying squirrel.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Exactly and I am pleased she did. She has babies to look after!!

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  4. dprastka says:

    Excellent photos!! I’m glad I scrolled back through my notifications as I missed reading this altogether! Those swans are beautiful with their babies! And the squirrels, so entertaining!! โค๏ธ I’ve been having trouble keeping up with blogging and all my blog friends posts! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. anne leueen says:

      The time consuming element of blogging is keeping up with other bloggers and comments etc. So I know what you mean. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  5. Lots of love to this post ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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  6. Like the squirrels…we all look forward to the threat passing. And, yes swans are magical.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. We do all look forward to the threat passing.๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Wonderful images Anne and so lovely to see the swans too ๐Ÿงก

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I wish I could have got closer to them but they are safest on the other side of the lake. White Ears and the squirrels are right outside our kitchen dining table so they are easy to get photos.

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  8. Lovely pics! Including one of my favorite subjects! ๐Ÿ˜

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  9. Excellent squirrel shots, they’re always entertaining creatures

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