Sunday, October 28, 2012

Saying Goodbye

Hurricane Sandy is on the way. I hang out with my special little friends for a while this afternoon. The wind is already starting to pick up, but otherwise things seem normal. They have no idea about what's coming that's about to shake their world. I comfort them in advance. And I feel sad.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Squirrel's Halloween

Mmm... M&M's
demon squirrel

When witches go riding,
and black squirrels are seen,
and the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.
~Author Unknown


Tricks AND Treats!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Sweetie's Secret

This is Sweetie

She has a name now. Getting named is not so much an honor as an indication of a relationship with me. I started paying attention to Sweetie when she wouldn't go through the fence to get a nut, no matter how hungry she was. I had called her an enchanted squirrel because she acted like she had a spell on her. Silly me! I had  failed to notice her secret!

New Baby on the Block

One of Spunky's babies that we haven't seen before (click to enlarge an image)
teething time

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hawk Sighting in PCV

Hawk gawking and a whole lot of squawking going on

It was a beautiful October Sunday today. The weather couldn't be nicer - sunny and cool - a great day for taking babies out for a walk. So Bernie Goetz decided to bring his new little black squirrel over to Peter Cooper Village. It was the baby squirrel's first outing and he stayed snuggled under Bernie's jacket for most of the time, but he was very calm.

Suddenly Bernie heard some squawking going on near the children's playground and thought it was some crows but could not see them. Five minutes later he saw what he thought was a sparrow hawk harassing a hawk. Then several minutes after that he saw the sparrow hawk come and sit right next to the hawk on the roof of  a building. Suddenly they took off -- together! It was than that he realized that they were both hawks -- a parent hawk was showing a baby hawk the ropes! He said it was amazing to watch them.

Baby hawk in Washington Heights

Baby hawks do look kind of like sparrows, don't they?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Day After

On the day following "The End of the World", I walked around looking for changes to the environment.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The End of the World

It was a beautiful October morning, and there was not a single squirrel in sight. It seemed like they had all gone into hiding.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Enchanted Squirrel

Once upon a time there was a funny little squirrel who seemed to have a spell cast on her that
was preventing her from leaving the fenced area where I would always see her.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Union Square Squirrels

Who Shot Ya? PBS Shot Me!

We received this nice surprise from a photographer who recently stumbled upon this blog:

Ever since I was a boy I've always loved squirrels. For years though, I hadn't encountered them much. This past summer I made a point to head over to find where there were friendly squirrels. I found them to be quite friendly in Union Square and Madison Square Park on 23rd Street.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Afternoon of a Squirrel

A lovely autumn afternoon, perfect for roaming about, checking things out.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Bernie's Nursery

A peek inside the squirrel nursery reveals the latest arrivals: two adorable baby squirrels who have both lost their mothers. (click to enlarge)