My backyard oak seemed to get a later than usual start to blooming this year, perhaps due to the harsh weather that made up most of February…. but the new leaves are definitely sprouting now… and this little guy couldn’t be happier to witness the birth of what in six months will become nest making material. As much as squirrels are generally associated with autumn, I think they’re just as prominent and busy in the month of Spring as well!
So, Mr. Spring Saturday Squirrel, what do you think of all the pretty buds that are blooming around you?
Oh no…. don’t eat up all of the beautiful scenery! Please, just wait for the acorns in Fall…
Have a great weekend everyone!
HA! I watch the squirrels every year pulling off the little new leaves and gobbling them down – they seem to enjoy them MORE than stealing the sunflowers seeds out of the bird feeders! Little piggies they are…………..
Put a squirrel at a salad bar, and they’d come back with a bowl that has everything in it!
They are adorable. 🙂 You might like to visit Anneli’s blog. She often posts about her resident squirrel, Lincoln, who lives in her woodshed. She keeps him supplied with sunflower seeds.
I came to visit this blog after seeing evilsquirrel13’s Like on my post. Then I saw your comment. Thank you, Lynette.
You’re welcome. 🙂
After five months, one squirrel found its way to our feeder. I do spread seed on the ground, so he or she is welcome. Because we are quite far from the trees this little one was quite brave.
They’ll wander for food. The walking trail near my house has residences on one side and a huge farmer’s field on the other. I see the squirrels cross over to the field all the time…. especially the years they plant corn!
We don’t have any (visible) squirrels up here. Not enough ‘old’ trees I suppose and the predators are numerous. I’m sure squirrels make a tasty snack for those critters. In Salt Lake City though I had one, he got to be quite a cheeky little bugger, would come to sit on my chainlink fence and tease my dogs…. There were a lot of huge old trees around too though. And one gigantic barn owl, so I’m thinking Mr./Ms. Squirrel got lucky…
We had very few squirrels in the neighborhood I grew up in. Way too industrial, for one. Then there were all of the cats prowling the hood… a population that a cat me and my sisters had named Fluffy did an excellent job of constantly adding to over the 12 years she amazingly survived as an outside cat.
Cute little guy! I hope you have a great weekend too 🙂
Love that first shot. Such a cutie…..
I knew from the moment I saw it pop up on the camera screen that it was going to be this Saturday’s photo! I love the look of wonder in his face…
Oh, he’s a sweetie! One of the things Ken and I like to do this time of year is walk around the property and see what’s budding and what’s not. Last year we bought a small magnolia tree and it was the first thing we checked, but it’s always a treat to see the cherry tree with buds on it again!
All of the pretty blooming trees were in full show last week. Makes me wish I’d gotten off my butt and went to the park for a squirrel pic session during one of my days off, but no….
It must be fun sitting there watching your nesting materials grow. And occasionally eating them.
A little snack now, or a little less insulation next January. MUNCH! Easy decision…
One of the neighborhood hoodlums have declared war on a newer honey locust tree, shredding a large spot near the base as well as on several the branches. 😬 I hope he’ll enjoy some sriracha sauce the next time.
Cool! Thanks for hosting Taco Tuesday for your local squirrels!
What a cutie he is! A friend for my Lincoln.
I’m sure he would be happy to meet Lincoln! I’m always thrilled to find someone else who likes squirrels and taking pictures of them, and I’m glad Lynette recommended me to you!
Ditto. I love our squirrel and his friends. If you’re ever bored, you can go back in my blog and see lots of Lincoln posts. Actually, I’m trying to post about some other things too, in case people are tired of Lincoln. Thanks for the follow. I’ve clicked on your blog too.
Awww, what a cutie! But it would be just like a squirrel to chew up the precursor to their fall food source, just like when they destroyed my sunflowers. The little rascals!
If he would have waited a few more days, he could have had some frozen buds. It got below freezing both this morning and yesterday, and even snowed for an hour or so Tuesday (which I missed since I was asleep)! And of course, it’ll be in the 80’s by Monday! Gotta love Midwestern weather…