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The Sky is Falling!

The sky is falling – I hear the steady plunk, plunk, plunk of spruce cones as they hit the ground. i look up and search the heavy-laden branches and see rustling motions until I focus on the cause. Oh, you again!  I caught you in the act and you caught me!


I watched as you navigated down a branch that was fifty feet in the air and shimmied down to a cone.



Once you chose your favourite, you twisted or bit it off at the top, then had a nibble.




Then, after another bite, you dropped it to the ground. Quite clever! I wonder, do you gather parts of the cones and store them in your nest for the winter?

8 responses

  1. They are crafty. Very cute captures, the first one especially looking right at you.

    October 10, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    • it happened once again when it stopped , looked, then got back to work.

      October 11, 2013 at 7:23 pm

  2. What fun images Jane!

    October 14, 2013 at 6:13 am

  3. A fun series, capturing the playfulness and industriousness of a squirrel in a wonderful way. Very nice.

    October 14, 2013 at 7:18 am

  4. I really liked the one where the squirrel is looking right back at you.

    To my surprise as the the Ruby-throated hummingbirds were migrating south, I caught sight of one seeming feeding from one of my evergreen trees. I am guessing that it was eating running sap.

    October 16, 2013 at 9:07 pm

  5. Ah hah….caught in the act!!!

    October 21, 2013 at 10:09 am

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