Ontario

A Squirrel and His Peanut

I went on a short hike recently in Algonquin Park and encountered a few squirrels who made me giggle. I had brought peanuts on the hike with me and lost one while walking around the High Falls area. It was inevitable that a little rodent would find the feast. It’s something I try to be careful about because under any circumstance should you feed wild animals but once in a while, a peanut rolls off and it can never be found. This little dude found the peanut and enjoyed it.

No nuts = No Happiness

No nuts = No Happiness

RUN FOREST, RUN!

RUN FOREST, RUN!

That looks like a peanut

That looks like a peanut

Better go investigate

Better go investigate

ERMERGERD, that IS a peanut!

ERMERGERD, that IS a peanut!

Wait, is this a trap?

Wait, is this a trap?

Yep, it's a peanut! NOM NOM NOM

Yep, it’s a peanut! NOM NOM NOM

MINE!

MINE!

Categories: Algonquin Park, Animal, My Photography, Nature, Ontario | Leave a comment

Eating Like A Bird

Although my friend’s flowers are no longer in their prime for photographs, her garden is still filled with tons of bird feeders which attracts a lot of, you guessed it, birds. I visited her this Thanksgiving weekend to bring her some pumpkin spice and truffle/pumpkin pies and since it was a warm and sunny afternoon, her garden was busy with little visitors. The 2 main birds, were the chickadee and the nuthatch but by the end of the day, the Blue Jay came out for a bit of dinner action. It was entertaining to watch to say the least. Since they are quite small and fast and I don’t have much experience with photographing moving things (Failed that part of my photography courses 10 years ago), it was rather challenging for me to get a good shot. I first tried with my tripod and remote then gave up and chased the birds on a sports setting instead.

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadees

Black-capped Chickadees

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Hide and Seek with the Blue Jay

Hide and Seek with the Blue Jay

Categories: Bird, My Photography, Nature, Ontario, Ottawa | Leave a comment

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