Squirrels on Sunday

We had about four inches of snow earlier this week. The squirrels come to our bird feeder and pick up what has fallen to the ground. But for the little squirrels it can be hard work getting down through the snow to the seeds. My little friend White Ears persisted however.

The effort is worth it when some food is found beneath the snow.

Toward the end of the week the snow began to melt a bit . I found it very interesting to note that the squirrels were much more tolerant of each other. Even the black squirrels, who are usually very aggressive with each other, were happy to be getting something to eat and did not feel it necessary to fight.


Perhaps humans could learn something from this. In hard times we could set aside our disputes and just get along together. Be like the squirrels!

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19 responses to “Squirrels on Sunday”

  1. popsiclesociety Avatar

    Exactly! We should be more like the squirrels 🐿 They are so beautiful 😍

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  2. DizzytheDonkey Avatar

    I love squirrels. They are adorable! xxx

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I’m glad you enjoyed these squirrels. They entertain us everyday outside our kitchen window picking up the seeds dropped from the bird feeder.

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  3. Alli Farkas Avatar

    I’d feel a lot better about the whole winter thing if I had a nice built-in fur coat comparable to the ones the squirrels have. Summer might be an issue though.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I think in the winter the squirrels and the birds puff up their feathers or fur. The squirrels also bring their tails up over their backs to keep warm. Having watched them on the hottest summer days I think they are fine. We always have out flat bowl on the ground with fresh water and they drink lots from that. So I think they adapt well.

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  4. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram Avatar

    So nice, happy to know this

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  5. dprastka Avatar

    Be like the squirrels! I love it! Until the snow melted. It’s fun to see them and sounds rather entertaining! ❤️

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      We are getting some new snow tonight so they will be back into cooperation mode.🐿

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  6. susiesopinions Avatar

    I do everything in my power to get on with everyone.

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  7. Gavin and Wyatt Avatar

    The little animals show us how to co-operate with others whether in…or out…of the snow.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I have to be honest and admit that today, since we had a thaw on the weekend and most of the snow is gone and we just have below freeing temps today, the black squirrels are not so friendly and there has been a bit of skirmishing! But no flat out fights!

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      1. Gavin and Wyatt Avatar

        Hopefully peace will return soon.

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        1. anne leueen Avatar

          There is more snow forecast so they will all get along well then. Hard times for little squirrels getting through the snow.

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  8. Megala Avatar

    Beautiful shots! We always have something to learn from every creature.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Indeed we do. Thanks for commenting.

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  9. Emma Cownie Avatar

    I notice that there’s a dove there too! I guess fighting takes up valuable engergy!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      We get lots of doves. Sometimes as many as 8 at a time. But not that many when the squirrels are there. Today we have no snow so the squirrels are back fighting for space.

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  10. Rupali Avatar

    A lovely post.

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