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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Cardinals, Robins, Blue Jays and Squirrels playing football?






Last Saturday was a banner day for critters to greet the new Spring Season.

Birds were in abundance and a squirrel even posed in a 3 point stance....looking eager to play football in the warm weather! Check out the link above if you aren't up on your sports terms. For the first time this year I also saw daffodils poking their yellow hats up through the ground.

I can remember back in early Autumn...I was looking to the northern folks like Sunny, Vermont Heather and Dawn Treader for the first signs of Autumn foliage since it hit in those areas weeks before the Midwest. Guys...I am returning the favor...Spring is arriving here and I will be giving you some early previews.

Dan

29 comments:

Highton-Ridley said...

I love that top one of the squirrel making a touchdown :) Superb!!

shabby girl said...

Oh! These are awesome photos!!! I so look forward to more of these from you!!!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Love the blue jay!

Indrayani said...

Oh my gawd ! I checked the 3 - point stance link and the critter IS really in the pose!!

My fav pic is the blue jay...AMAZING details!!

Sunny said...

These are amazing bird pictures, the squirrel is priceless.
Sunny :)

Heather said...

That squirrel picture is priceless!!
And YES..thank goodness spring is here... or at least it's here in theory. Today is windy and cold. Saturday was 76 and sunny though, and our day at the lake was lovely :)
Now, if it would only STAY like that for awhile!!

amatamari© said...

Oh your pictures are a source of emotion incomparable!
:-)

{Simply} Heather T. said...

wonderful - I came home to find the same in my yard, just today :)

iLikeToWrite said...

Hahaha that first shot is really funny! It looks like the squirrel is actually trying to play football. Great photos!

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Dan Felstead said...

Mark! Nice to hear from you again...which reminds me...I need to get back to your site...been a while...sorry about that...it has been nuts around here lately!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Shabbygirl...I am honored by your comment coming from the queen of critter pics!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks....Jay...no pun intended!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Indrayani...I thought about adding a football in his arms...I may still do that...if I do, I will post it.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...I am certain you can come up with a great caption for that squirrel!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Heather that sounds like heaven!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Amatamari...thank you for the kind words...I am blushing!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Vermont Heather...this is a great time of year isn't it!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Iliketowrite....I may still put a football in his arms!

Dan

Laleczka said...

haha..love the squirrel :) perfect stance!

Sunny said...

Hey! Where's my acorn? It was right here just a minute ago!
Sunny :)

Suicide Barbie said...

These images are spectacular! That squirrel made me chuckle quite heartily - what a little cutie!
As for our feathered friends they are just plain beautiful! Often have I wished that my colouring was naturally as vibrant as theirs; us humans are such drab creatures in comparison ;-)

Dan Felstead said...

Leah...thanks! Nothing like a squirrel with personality!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...I knew you could do it! You have transformed my football playing squirrel into a little furry creature who is p@#$sd off about losing his acorn! Thanks for the comment!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

S. Barbie...there is one place where humans are still colorful...we used to live in Louisville and every year at the Derby...it was tradition that women wore their best and most outlandish hats for the event. It often reminded me of these types of colorful displays!

Dan

A Scattering said...

I think the squirrel is doing an imitation Jack Palance doing his one-armed push-ups on the Academy Awards. LOVE the Cardinal shot!

Dan Felstead said...

Scattering...he sort of has that Jack Palance look! Great description.

Dan

Nishant said...

These are awesome photos!!! I so look forward to more of these from you!!!
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Sunny said...

Said the squirrel to Dan, "Hey buddy, can you help me find me contact?"