Tuesday, September 3, 2013

House Sparrows & Black Squirrel

Looking out my window this morning, I couldn't help but notice all the house sparrows in the bushes.  The last few days there have been hundreds of them flocking up and taking up residence in my bushes in front of the house.  Here are a few random pics of them and their young.

While taking the pics of the sparrows I saw the resident black squirrel running across the yard with an apple in his mouth from the neighbors tree.  He ran to the front yard and started digging a hole to bury it.

I love his big black fluffy tail.  Usually we see him over in the neighbors yard, I think he has a nest with his mate in their tree. 

Here's a few more pics of the sparrows.

The auto focus kept zooming in on the branches in front while trying to get some pics of the male.

Sorry for the few blurry pics, but birds are hard to capture sometimes! 

Until next time ...


Montanagirl said...

Hi Sara. I have never seen a black squirrel! Neat photos. The Sparrows are rather cute too. We have lots of them right now too.

Paula said...

Love the birdy pictures. I feed them too. Our squirrels are not black and we don't have any here in the immediate neighborhood but do have close by. John has two young pecan trees that are loaded this year so I'm sure they will find their way soon.

TexWisGirl said...

so cute! love the black squirrel - i only get to see them when i visit my sis in wis. :)

jack69 said...

Oh good, loved the photography, you are friends with that camera. Suits you.
I was 70 before I saw a black squirrel, it was in Florida, And-was fascinating to me.
Love ya lady.


LOVELY photos of the sparrows.

~mel said...

Great pics of the birds and squirrel Sara ~ I can see you're loving that new camera of yours:)
Miss you - are you planning a trip up north soon????

Magia da Inês said...

♪♫° ·.
Passei para uma visitinha.
Os pardais estão em todos os lugares, mas são espertos e divertidos.
É difícil fotografar pássaros, são não param quietos... suas fotos estão boas. Gostei mais da primeira.

Boa semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil.
♪♫° ·.
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Willow said...

Was great to see the black squirrels.
We had them around our farm last year sadly haven't seem any this year :(
Thanks for the share.