It's good to be home! Lovely trip with lots of "new" species, but its fun to be back to see what all the wildlife around Wild Things have been up to. The male goldfinches are slowly putting on their handsome yellow coats, and the female squirrels all seem to have either big pregnant bellies or big nursing boobs! This poor lady had trouble hanging onto the tree, so she came up with the solution as you can see below!
Saw the first Brown Creeper of the year. I don't know that they are supposed to leave this area in the winter, but I certainly don't see any. They are adorable little birds that have a woodpecker like niche. They move up a tree in a spiral, picking out yummy bugs from the bark, and when they reach the top, they fly all the way down to the bottom and start over.
I also saw the first little White Throated Sparrow today! What an exciting day!! I wasn't sure at first, but then I heard that amazingly distinctive song. Their song will always be special to me, as I used to have a neighbour in an adjacent flat who had a bird-call clock and the white-throat was 11 O'Clock. So for years, I heard this call and had no idea what species it belonged to until I moved out of the city! However, you CAN see these fine fellows in the cities- see my entry earlier this year in NYC.
One last squirrel picture. I do love squirrels! This was the mama-to-be squirrel posing with my new Belgian ceramic owl!
Oh, and one last shot of a lovely sunset at Wild Things. It IS good to be home!