Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wednesday Potpourri - Chipmunks and Friends

The Chipmunks have become a lot braver since I added a bird feeder. They are very aggressive with the feed on the ground and are not afraid of anyone. They share the feeder with their bigger cousins the Grey Squirrel.
Here is a Mourning Dove sharing the food.
The aggressive Boat Tailed Grackle doesn't even phase him. I saw him chase one away.
His other cousin the Black Squirrel also feed in peace from what the birds and squirrels have knocked down.
The Chipmunks is very happy with the new Chipmunk feeder.

19 comments:

Femin Susan said...

Those are lovely shots! and a great story.
cheers!

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

They are indeed strictly in it for the food, that's for sure!

Nice display of the photos!

Just love tht black squirrel!!

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

cute photo's and story...agh I hate those lil grackles...they come in flocks to our house and scare away the other birds. The puppies like to chase them, and they other birds like this..that is when my sparrow, chickadee's, finch's, woodpeckers, ect...all come out. :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Quite a difference in size between the Chipmunk and Suirrel.

TSannie said...

Cheeky little bugger! Great photos, FG.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Squirrels are the smartest mammal -- or at least the most persistent!

Luke Wiley said...

Cool little guys. Chipmunks are so awesome!

Pietro said...

Fishing Guy, I like the whole series of pictures. The close-up in the first photo is really beautiful!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Ah!! So that was where you got your grey squirrel tail shot from? :) I do wish we had chipmunks here.

T and S said...

Nice series Tom. I like the 2nd one the most.

Lanny said...

I could wile away a few gazillion hours watching the chipmunks.

NCmountainwoman said...

I don't care much for chipmunks, but those a cute photos anyway.

Darla said...

Cute photos and story!

Twisted Fencepost said...

I LOVE that first shot!!
Looks like luck was on your side, allowing you to get so many shots of more than one critter.
Great post, FG!

Alexander said...

They are very cute. I like them a lot. :D
It's must be hard work capturing them. haha...

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Mary said...

I so wish your chipmunks would travel over to southern Indiana :-) If I had them, I would probably get upset with them, but they sure are cute!

Jo Castillo said...

These are just great. Sorry I missed the guessing on the previous posts. I would have guessed the Alpaca. :) Your close ups amaze me.

Tipper said...

I love to watch the chipmunks scurry across my yard. And I never get tired of seeing your black squirrels!

lisaschaos said...

Chipmunks drive me crazy all summer! You got some fun shots though!