Squirl's Nest

Friday, December 29, 2006


I decided to go for a ride today. It was gray, the clouds weren't even interesting. But I did have some bird sightings, most of which I didn't get to photograph.

Erin is a very good birder and I'm going to follow her lead and post URLs of other people's good pictures. It'll give you a much better view of them than the long distance blurs I could've gotten.

It's been warm enough for plenty of Canadian Geese to still hang around.

There were also some Red Tailed Hawks. I got a really good look at the red tail as it flew by.

I don't remember seeing an American Kestrel for quite some time. She was really pretty.

Then I went to a place where swans hang out. I think this is the best swan picture I've ever taken.
You can click on it and choose all sizes if you want to see a larger size.

I really enjoy a day that's for the birds. :)


Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

This nice weather rocks, doesn't it?

Fri Dec 29, 08:55:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Yeah, you bet it does. :)

Fri Dec 29, 09:04:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Wonderful photos! Thank you!

Fri Dec 29, 10:37:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

Nice cock.

Sorry :-(.

Fri Dec 29, 11:15:00 PM  
Blogger August95 said...

Very pretty swan Squirl. Nice job.

Fri Dec 29, 11:34:00 PM  
Blogger JessicaRabbit said...

Happy after the holidays to you and your man and your seamonkeys.

Sat Dec 30, 12:10:00 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

That's a gorgeous swan pic. I'm not birdy like you and Ern, but Jif is, so I do appreciate your sightings :)
Ha! Yea, what chchchchia said!

Sat Dec 30, 09:05:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

SS Nick, thanks!

Kittn, are you being naughty?
tee hee

August, thanks! I've seen your nature pictures so I really appreciate your compliment.

Jess, the same right back at you. And the seamonkeys are doing just great. :D

Susie, thanks to both you and Jif. And our little Kittn says it as she sees it. ;)

Sat Dec 30, 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Looks like a lot of fun.

That kestrel is really a neat one. I don't think I've ever seen one in the wild, just in zoos.

Sat Dec 30, 12:28:00 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

What an awesome picture Squirl. I'm glad your weather is nice...ours has been "difficult".

Sat Dec 30, 04:54:00 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

The gloomy weather sounds gross, but the swan pic rocks!

Sat Dec 30, 07:18:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, I was pretty excited to see the Kestrel. It was a lot of fun.

dmmgmfm, thanks! I'm so sorry that your weather has sucked so much.

Lynn, Michigan weather is usually pretty gloomy in the winter. But it was fun to get that shot of the swan. Thanks!

Sat Dec 30, 07:50:00 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

really nice picture,squirl :)

happy new year

Sun Dec 31, 02:46:00 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Nice picture.
Have a Happy New Year. Hope it's better than this one has been...

Sun Dec 31, 04:17:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Dawn, thanks. Happy New Year to you, too!

Sierrabella, thanks! I sure hope it's a better one for you, too.

Sun Dec 31, 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous platypus said...

Happy new year to our favourite nut-gathering mammal! I hope 2007 is good to you. x

Sun Dec 31, 07:14:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Happy New Year's to our favorite monotreme, Platypus!

Sun Dec 31, 07:46:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

New Year’s blessings to you and yours, Squirl! Thank you for your kind thoughts and words regarding my mother’s hospitalization.

Mon Jan 01, 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous LadyBug said...

What a beautiful swan photo, Squirl!

Happy New Year to you, my friend. I hope 2007 treats you better than 2006 did.

Mon Jan 01, 03:28:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

SS Nick, thank you. And I hope your mother is up and about soon. Take care.

Ladybug, thanks! I hope 2007 treats you better as well. :)

Mon Jan 01, 08:40:00 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

Oh my, they are wonderful and well my favorite has to be the Hawk. Not just because it is a Hawk but the Moon being there is just unreal. Happy New Year!

Mon Jan 01, 09:28:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nina, there were a lot of hawk pictures out there, but the moon shot caught my eye, too.
Happy New Year's to you, too!

Mon Jan 01, 11:18:00 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

Happy New Year, sis! xxx

Mon Jan 01, 11:22:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Susie, Happy New Year's to you, too!

Mon Jan 01, 01:21:00 PM  
Blogger August95 said...

Hey Squirl, just popping in to say


Mon Jan 01, 03:27:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi, August, thanks and the same back to you! :)

Mon Jan 01, 03:42:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

Great photo (business as usual) and may 2007 treat you with kindness and respect.

Mon Jan 01, 03:55:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Happy new year! You were my last phone call of 2006...perhaps you'll be my first of 2007.

Mon Jan 01, 06:31:00 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

I just love birds. Even mean ones!

Mon Jan 01, 06:32:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bone, thank you so much. I hope that 2007 is good for you, too.

Bucky, same back atcha! Mebbe I should give you a call soon. :)

Courtney, I don't mind the mean ones, either, as long as they don't come after me. :)

Mon Jan 01, 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous sheryl said...

Happy New Year, squirl!

Be sure to check out some of the bird groups on flickr - spectacular. I'm afraid I can't get good pics of birds... they don't hold still long enough!

Tue Jan 02, 12:45:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Oh how I love kestrels!!!!

Thu Jan 04, 08:23:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi, Sheryl! Yeah, birds are pretty darned elusive. ;)

Eclectic, so glad to see you around. Aren't kestrels neat?

Thu Jan 04, 08:32:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

All the swans in my neighbourhood are really hostile. I am deeply afraid of them.

Sat Jan 06, 09:43:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kranki, the swans here seem to be okay. But I did have geese come after me here. It's a good thing I had a snow shovel in my car that day.

Sat Jan 06, 09:47:00 PM  

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