Yep, its finally here! Spring!! I just love spring. I love the sound of the birds singing outside, the green grass, watching the trees change from being bare to being full of leaves and flowers. I really enjoy the rabbits and squirrels that come and inhabit our yard and trees.
We have a bunny that has been with us since last year. As a baby last year, she would hide in the grass and my dogs would just walk right by her. She lived through the winter right off our patio, under the big maple. Now she is a full grown rabbit and it interesting watching her let other rabbits know that this is her yard.
We also have a Mama squirrel and her babies living in our maple tree in the backyard. It has been fun watching these babies grow up. They started out as clumsy little balls of fur on the branches. Now they are able to make the big canon ball leap just like Mama from the shed roof to the tree. While I have a block feeder out for them of corn, peanuts and sunflower seeds, Mama and the babies prefer fresh apples, strawberries and unsalted peanuts in the shells.
One of her babies is really unique, it's tail is almost white. Everywhere that it should be rust colored it is very pale in color.
The babies still stay away from me but Mama has come to somewhat trust me. When I go out to put food for them she will come down the tree and sit within inches of me watching me and cooing. If I have the camera out with me, she will sit and eat and allow me within a few feet of her. When I saw her yesterday, looking at her belly made me wonder if she has another batch of younger babies or if she has more on the way.