Thursday, February 5, 2015

More Critter Watching

Yet another snow storm!

However, we are keeping our birds and squirrels fed and bonus the pheasant showed up as well.  All looking for a meal in our snow covered yard.

So here is Mr. Pheasant.  Showed up today after the latest snowstorm.  Probably very hungry, too, and wandered in wondering what we have to offer.
Now we have to stock up on more sunflower seed and mixed seed.

One of our squirrels during the snowstorm.  Looks like we will have to stock up on suet cakes too.

We have a recipe for making these cakes, but need to get the supplies.

I never tire of watching that yummy looking squirrel.

Me as well, so close.

Sometimes the woodpecker comes to snack on our suet cake.

I've just had a snack, so therefore an uninterrupted snooze is what I want.

Our humans are outside cleaning the deck and walkways from piles of snow.  Later we may get some rain and then a freeze up....should make things slippery!  We suppose that is why our humans get a bit cranky lately - it's the weather, of course - never us!

Update:  it IS raining now, overtop of the ice and snow - it is not fit to be outside!

Also the truck spreading sand on the road just went by - it also plows back the ice and snow at the same time.

 Notice the "fog" from the melting snow during this mild spell.  It will be cold again by tonight.

OK enough about our weather, here is hoping yours is way, way better!


Fuzzy Tales said...

That second photo in particular, of the squirrel, is fantastic. Great capture. We tend to get more black squirrels than red or grey in our city and they're not as attractive. Wonder if your squirrels would be tastier. :-)

We hope your humans are able to stay inside and stay safe. Our human was talking with her mom last evening ("grandma" is in Fairview) and it sounded pretty bad, what with all the snow and the ice underneath. We've had a lot of snow this week, but it's not that often that we get freezing rain, fortunately. Please do take care!

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Keep safe friends!!!!

Mariodacat said...

Oh dear, your poor humans - all that snow, ice and rain. Since we live in WI and usually get plenty of that stuff, we can sympathize with you. Even we don't get as much as you all have had on the East Coast.

Summer said...

I just want to say - that is some LOUSY weather! I'm glad all the wild critters around your house are being provided for, at least.

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Flynn said...

Rain on ice is not good. We get that rather than snow and the ice keeps getting thicker and thicker. We have been lucky this year though with not much rain so the ice isn't too bad.
That squirrel looks glad for the suet cakes.

The Island Cats said...

Wow, that pheasant is something! We don't think one's ever made an appearance on our Bird TV.

Timmy Tomcat said...

WooEee you have some CRITTERS!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Great critter pics. Thanks! Mr. Pheasant is almost as handsome as our Basil Pheasant!

The Chans

Katnip Lounge said...

OMC...if the awful weather means a pheasant dinner...well...we might be willing to endure.