1. they are beautiful to watch and I hate bothering them but they take to flight when I’m still a kilometer away from them!
      I’d like to disguise a remote controlled boat as a old piece of wood and put a camera on it.
      I envision steering it over close to them and getting great shots but need to work on that project……Devil’s always in the details!

      1. I love when the geese honk when coming in for a landing or taking off … and I always look up, whether it’s a small flock or a huge V … fascinates me. I took a few shots today, but won’t use them as I’m concentrating on ice/snow only for this post.

      2. They are a rather pushy lot aren’t they? But the head’s up gives up an opportunity to look with our eyes and the lens too. I didn’t use any shots of them as my post (as usual) was way too long.

      3. you enjoy writing Linda,so your posts reflect that. As long as something is written in a interesting fashion the length doesn’t matter,
        I do not have those talents so I keep things shorter.

      4. Thanks Wayne – brevity is not my strong point as you see in my posts; I am really enjoying writing the posts. I intended to cut down on my posting in the Winter plus use up some pics from long walks last year, but the weather has cooperated so I could get out more. As to you, your pictures speak for themselves – no words are needed. My pics may leave you scratching your head sometimes and some are whimsical like Parker and his cookie.

      5. Yes, he was perfect … he usually takes his peanut or treat and runs up into a tree with it, but posed nicely with the cookie on the picnic table, before taking it to ground level.

      6. I really think a lot of Parker … I like his trust in me too. I worry about Willard as he is terrified of me. I have to believe it is not just vulnerability about losing his fur … I think a human was involved, maybe kids taunting him, throwing something at him?. Sometimes I think a hawk may have gone after him and so he is terrified of everything. But Stubby had the hawk on his tail and he is not skittish.
        Willard can be sitting eating peanuts, all by himself (no one else has discovered them yet and I’ve gone around the corner to get the car out) … when I peek around the corner, 25 feet away, he sees me, bolts and does not return. I must work on him. Now to bed – I read a lot tonight here at WP, but my eyes are heavy.

      7. Yes, you’re probably right. Wayne He has to be a black or gray squirrel due to his small size … they are considerably smaller than the Fox squirrels. Grady and the other gray squirrel are approaching me more but the black squirrels grab a peanut, then rush away, but they’re getting better. Poor Willard. Going to give them the rest of the bag of carrots this morning – they liked them last time.

      8. Yes, and good thing it has been a mild Winter for him or he likely would not have made it. He is so pitifully small and you don’t notice how they sit hunched over until you see them with no fur.

      9. Yes, he needs something to keep him warm and toasty. He needs warm woolens or a squirrel box – perfect! And a storage pocket on the front or a backpack!

  1. It is so wonderful to see these trumpeter swans, Wayne. We don’t see them too much in the Lower 48, and the species nearly went extinct. You captured their elegance and beauty here so beautifully. I can imagine what a spectacle it is to see and hear this many of these large birds all flying together.

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