Birdwatching

White squirrel

Here is our resident white fox squirrel, perched on the edge of the compost heap.  I’ve been trying to get a photo of this elusive critter for a while now.  He is always burying pecans in the garden.  There are several white squirrels in Crestview, it’s always fun to spot them.

Spring migration will end soon, but the birds were still moving through this afternoon.  Today at the springs I saw a yellow warbler, black-throated green warblers, ovenbird, Nashville warbler, Tennessee warbler, blue-headed vireo, red-eyed vireo, Swainson’s thrush, and eastern wood-pewee.  I tried walking on the greenbelt for a ways, but it seems like all of the birds were hanging out in the pecan trees next to the parking lot.  There is also a pair of breeding-plumage spotted sandpipers that are hanging out just upstream of the pool.  They have been there for a while, and I love watching them bob the way they do.  This weekend we had a common yellowthroat visit us in the backyard for a bit, which was neat.  It made me wish for a pond, I know he would have enjoyed our yard more if he had a little water.

4 Comments

  1. letsplant

    May 6, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    I have never seen a white Squirrel before! That is awesome!! Ours are Grey here!! I have seen Black ones though in New York! Great post!!

  2. dixie

    May 7, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Aaaargh. I forgot about the white squirrels! One more reason to miss Crestview!

  3. Leslie

    May 11, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    What a pretty little squirrel….sadly, I just posted about squirrels as well….although I wasn’t in such a good mood when I did!!! eeeek. 🙂

  4. Casa Martin

    May 17, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    How fascinating! Great shot too!
    You know your birds!! As far as Birds are concerned, they should stay out of our backyard, not bc I don’t like them but bc our dog is an English Spring Spaniel – FIELD and that means he is all hunting and has, much to our horror, plucked a bird or two right out of the air. It’s instant…so i set up the front yard with kinds of goodies to keep them there.

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