Saturday, 28 May 2016

Garden Critters.

Inclement weather has meant that I haven't used my hide all year, but there is always something of interest going on in the garden, and these are just a few images I captured recently..


Through our lounge window
 



The squirrel was about to head down to the feeder, but stopped when he saw me.
 

Whenever he sees a squirrel, Pintas engages in his pointer stance .
 

I think they saw each other at the same time, and the sqirrel made angry chattering noises, a face off ensued, but finally realizing it was pointless( :)))  Pintas turned around and bounded off.
 

A field mouse that hubby rescued from the pool. Once in the water, they can't get out, so..
 

hubby has aquired the habit of looking in the pool evey day  and has rescued many critters this way.
 

I think this is a Serin!!! Captured on one of the few fine days we have had this year.
 

A blackbirds nest with four eggs.
 

Female Blackbird.


A  Robin,  a couple regularly visit the feeder.
 

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAYS
SATURDAY'S CRITTERS
I'D RATHER B BIRDIN

30 comments:

Debbie said...

awwww what a great post, we are on similar paths!! image #4, what a riot, he looks like he is scared silly!!

we have not opened our pool in several years, too much work, not enough fun. just fun for everyone else ;) but the hubby here has also rescued many a mouse in the years we had it open!!

mrs. robin has returned to my wreath and built a new nest....now we await the eggs. she sure does get around!!! have a wonderful sunday!!!!

and your captures are amazing, really beautiful....all my favorite subjects!!!!

Blogger Jedidja said...

Oh, how beautiful! I love squirrels. They are so quick and funny. Someday I will write a book about squirrels(I'm author). Nice: the small robin. We have the same here. And oh, poor, stupid mouse, I think he wanted to drink a little water and then he made an accidental fall. Fortunately you saved him death by drowning. When I see your photos, I think you live in Europe too?!

Have a nice Saterday.

Linda said...

So much beauty here! I love the squirrel, Pintas and everything else! We don't have squirrels like this in my area (Montreal). I only see the grey and black ones. Thank you so much for sharing, I so enjoy your gorgeous photos!

carol l mckenna said...

Wow ! lovely critter shots and so colorful and creative ~ sweet photo of the 'alert' squirrel ~

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your garden squirrel is cute. I love your dog!
The birds are a nice variety, I love the pretty Robin. So glad the mouse was rescued. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Wishing you a happy weekend!

Teresa said...

Muy lindo todo. Feliz tarde.

Christine said...

All super photos & a fun post to read too! I always adore seeing little robins.
I'm sure those rescued critters from the pool think your husband is a superhero!
Have a lovely weekend!

Phil Slade said...

How lovely to have a hide in your garden. Your husband is to congratulated on checking the garden pond like he does,especially when he comes up with the goods like he does.

Gosia k said...

wide choice of animals but my favourite is squirrel , Hugs from Poland

Anni said...

Beautiful birds, naturally!!! Saving the mouse from the pool was touching. And your squirrel....never seen one with red body and black tail before today.

Awesome post.

I certainly appreciate your participation each weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Your posts and photos are valued. Thanks!!

Joyful said...

What a lovely set of captures! Have a great long weekend.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. The squirrel is cute.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful birds. adorable mouse rescue. but i love pintas and his point as well as the adorable squirrel.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos! The mouse is adorable and squirrels are always cute. I love the eggs and the robin. Enjoy your weekend!

matti juhani niilola said...

Thank you for your lovely bird images.

Powell River Books said...

Great garden pics. The ears on the squirrel say he's really listening to you and your dog. - Margy

LEN said...

You are very lucky to have a hide. I take all my shots of birds through my kitchen window. Still I managed to capture a sparrow-hawk eating its prey e few days ago.

Suvi Kullström said...

Kauniita kuvia kauniissa blogissa <3

Russell Jenkins said...

Lots of interesting stuff and great pictures. I'd still love to see a squirrel and glad the mouse was saved.

miss-cherry said...

Urocze zdjęcia. Urzekły mnie fotki wiewiórki i rudzika.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie

Nancy Chan said...

A very enjoyable post with cute critters. You have cute squirrel and your dog eyeing each other. And pretty birds too.

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic photos, the ones, are the Squirrel, superb.

Denise inVA said...

These are great photos. The squirrel's coloring is gorgeous. Love its bushy black tail. Pintas and his pointer stance is also a cute picture. All your bird photos, the pretty eggs in the nest, rescue of the wee little mouse makes for a wonderful post. Thank you so much for sharing it.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Both of your squirrels have so much more color than the gray squirrels we have here. And I'm glad you got that little mouse out of danger! Hugs!

hmuxo said...

As always, your photography is amazing !!! I've never seen such a beautiful squirrel ...gorgeous colors!,,

David Gascoigne said...

Congratulations on rescuing the field mouse. I am always moved by caring people who lend a helping hand to other creatures.

Linda said...

The squirrel is cute and I love the "pointer."

Helma said...

A brilliant post. I love squirrels and here I see a beautiful squirrel :-))) The mouse is cute lol ... Then also some very beautiful birds. What is the nature still too nice :-)
Kind regards, Helma

Ela said...

I do love these fanatstic photos !!
Your critters are beautiful !!
Happy Sunday !

Sandra said...

I am looking at all your photos but not commenting on each one. I just read your profile and I to have back problems. and walking is what i do. but i need to walk in a place like you walk. my hubby and i rescue critters from our pool to.. glad the walking is helping and that you are sharing your skills with the camera.

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