Saturday, December 13, 2014

Hesitantly Sharing

  Cute little varmint.

  Minding its own business.
You can almost sense the disdain of the Whistling Ducks discovering a squirrel dining in 'their' place!
 Oh, well... Might as well just nibble a bit here on the edge...
Linking to Saturday's Critters

117 comments:

A Quiet Corner said...

Living on the edge seems to be the way to go in your yard!...:)JP

leofotos said...

Beautiful. The squirrels hide everything for more difficult times

Miss Val's Creations said...

Awww! Squirrels always make me laugh. They are funny little creatures.

Debbie said...

hehehe, wait until you see mine this morning!!!!! if you hurry, we can be right next to each other....... though you may still be sleeping!!!!

awesome captures!!!!!

DJan said...

I like the way his tail curls up on his back while he's dining. And the whistlers don't seem too awfully put out. :-)

Brian King said...

The goofies do look a bit put off, but I don't think the rat cares at all! :-)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; I'm SO sleepy now but you gave me warm smile before going to bed:-)
Oh, the cute squirrel has bold mind(*^_^*)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Georgette Sullins said...

Good morning, squirrel and Whistlers on Saturday! Have a great day.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Haha! I can almost hear the whistlers: "they'll let ANYONE in these days"

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, Neat photos! I wonder who would be most afraid of the other ... squirrel or ducks? Ha ha. Have a good weekend. John

Birdman said...

As you might imagine, I'm in the ducks corner on this one.

Karen Schurr said...

It looks like a stand off. My money's on the ducks :)

EG CameraGirl said...

So cute! The ducks do seem to be ticked off but at the same time allowing the scallywag a few treats.

Revrunner said...

While one appears nonchalantly to be looking in the other direction. Sneaky. :-)

joeh said...

Tough little buggers!

Sandra said...

the ducks look like they are afraid to get closer to the little gray varmint...

Janey and Co. said...

Amazing!

Magia da Inês said...

·.✿✿ミ Sempre há espaço e alimento para todos no seu jardim!...
Fotos maravilhosas também!!!

╭✿╯Bom fim de semana!
╰✿╮Beijinhos do Brasil.° ·.

Gosia k said...

what a great company farm birds and wild one

Filip Demuinck said...

The ducks don't seem to be bothered by the squirel.

Greetings,
Filip

Inger said...

Sharing is a good thing, we could learn a thing or two from the critters.

Jo said...

Love it!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Beautiful pictures of the varmint !

Gail said...

Fantastic shots! What do Thelma and Louise think of this interloper?

DIMI said...

What a cute little varmint!!
Love to see the whistlers in the back!!
Great captures Tex!
Dimi..

Molly TheWally said...

LOL the cheek of him. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, So glad you caught this cute vignette. Fun to see the two species interact. Have a pleasant day today!

Jeevan said...

Fantastic shots! Absolutely love the lawn green

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Mine's cuter.

Marie Flutterby said...

♥ Adorable squirrel shots!

Czereśnia A said...

These look beautiful gray squirrels ... Greetings from far Polish ...

William Kendall said...

The devious little rascal would care less about those whistlers!

don said...

Those squirrels are such persistent fellows too. They will disturb the ducks for quite some time. The squirrels here have favorite places to take their nut to eat. One climbs into a low branch, the same place each day. They are fun to watch, but of course, I don't have ducks to bother. :-)

DeniseinVA said...

Cute companions!

Ela said...

Oh, so cute ! I love these beautiful creatures !
Happy weekend :)

thepoodleanddogblog said...

Squirrels are evil. Ask any dog, cat or bird.

Gunilla Bäck said...

So cute! I love the bushy tail.

Ms. A said...

Plenty for everyone! Glad they share nicely.

Terry and Linda said...

They should be used to that cute critter by now!

Linda
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Cheryl @ TFD said...

lol! They don't look a bit afraid, just a little ticked off at the little fluffy tailed intruder!

Sylvia K said...

Such a cutie!! One of the four squirrels that "live" on my window sill eating sunflower seeds and peanuts just stopped by the window in front of my desk making sure I know they are there and to remind me not run out of seeds!!

Team G Square said...

Nice captures, They look engrossed with themselves.

Small City Scenes said...

Yeah, well, we gotta eat---might as well share. MB

Stephen Hayes said...

I wouldn't have thought it possible, but they do look disdainful at the sight of that squirrel.

Laura. M said...

Who knows, finds...Cute Squirrel;))

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Hi Tex!
The squirrel again. and my dear geese.
Cute animals.
Have a nice weekend.
Lucia

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"Heavens, what ruffians this place serves now!"

- the Whistlers
~

Jeanne said...

Little fatso has a magnificent tail!

Melissa said...

Aw, looks like they're sharing nicely. Your Whistlers really are very well-mannered!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Well, it is the season of giving, after all! :) So nice of the Whistlers to share.

Lindy

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful, very beautiful. I love Squirrels.

RedPat said...

My money would be on the ducks if they decided to get rid of the interloper! ;-)

messymimi said...

Sorry, friends, but you'd best learn to share. There's no such thing as squirrel proof!

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Squirrels are no rats - they are just cute :)
Love it how they share their meal :))
Have a great day
【ツ】Knipsa

Black Jack's Carol said...

That made me smile. No "almost" about the disdain expressed by the Whistlers. It came through all the way to Vancouver :)

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Got to share if you want to eat :)

Rajesh said...

Wonderful sequence of shots.

Margaret Adamson said...

yes the ducks looks like they had their noses put out Have a lovely weekend.

Lynne said...

I think "varmint" is fun to watch but "whistlers" are much cuter!

Helma said...

Really super nice pictures of this squirrel. The last picture is quite hilarious with his tail up so hahahahaha .... great to see!

Ron said...

I'm surprised they didn't try to run each other off.

Farm Girl said...

Really great shots and I do like that look on those ducks faces.

Anita Davis said...

:D
Great shots and love the commentary! I do see a definite look of disdain on the middle duck in the first shot. Thanks for the smiles.
Have a great weekend!

Leovi Leovi said...

Great photos, wonderful squirrel!

Mary Kirkland said...

I love squirrels, they are so cute.

eileeninmd said...

Oh yes, I see a look of dislike on the ducks faces.. I do not blame them at all. The squirrels can be so piggy..You know I love the Whistling ducks, so happy to see them today. Great shots! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

nookworm said...

The duck is giving the stink eye to the squirrel in the next to the last shot! Funny!

Our photos said...

Makes me smile. Very nice !

SweetMarie said...

I love seeing animals sharing! all of them think it's their place. LOL

Giga said...

Well, the ducks were nice and shared their food with a squirrel. Regards.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I guess the Whistler's are trying to stay off of Santa's naughty list. ;-)

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

i love that tail. have a great weekend, Theresa. i have been busy lately. no travels. just living life. lots of getting ready for the holidays. hope you are staying well and great. ( :

Lynn said...

Oh yes, very West Side Story-ish:@)

Red said...

They are certainly wary of each other.

Felicia said...

love his little tail curled over his back.

Stephanie said...

Love your squirrel images and the Whistlers too!

bailey-road.com said...

How dare he!

Arija said...

Must have told you a dozen times that I L_O_V_E those whistling ducks as well as your delightfully fat little varmint. Do you know that in England they hunt and eat them? There it is an introduced species which is destroying the native red squirrels.

Hilary said...

Ha.. so true. They look downright grumbly!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Natural food rivalry we do find among our garden critters!
Hugs,
Mariette

Fireblossom said...

Hey, first come first serve!

Jen said...

Those ducks have him outnumbered. If he gets out of line, they can take care of him. They do look like they considered it.

Millie said...

I have to say, I'm a much bigger fan of the squirrel. They are just so fun to watch!

Well, for some reason it won't let me comment other than with Millie.

Primitive Stars said...

Evening, great post, made me giggle, company coming.Blessings Francine.

Paula said...

They may not have complete trust in each other but they do get along well. I like that.

Dicky Bird said...

cute commentary and pictures

Kerry said...

Don't you just hate it when they let in the riff-raff?

Gert said...

Love your photos! Those squirrels are so vute...then along comes the whistling duck.

Maggid said...

wonder how that worked out . . in my yard, sometimes the squirrels try to run others away . . . although, if whistling ducks are anything like geese . . well, i guess there's a lot to wonder about in the world . . you sure give me a lot of joy . . . Thank You.

Hannah said...

The Whistling Ducks are so elegant all decked out in their "suits" with the dark necks and legs. It's funny to see their response to the interloping squirrel. The squirrels try to take over on my deck so I have to put their food away from the birds and shoo them when they try for the birds' seed.

Catherine said...

I love watching a squirrel nibble at something. It is adorable the way they hold their food and eat.
Have a beautiful weekend. xo Catherine

Cloudia said...

Wouldn't want those ducks mad at me!



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Randy said...

Cute little lunch buddy.

Paul said...

The Whistlers seem more apprehensive than the Squirrel even though they totally outnumber the furry little varmint four to one!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Uh oh. There goes the neighborhood. Those squirrels just take over! Bless their hearts. I love them.

Linda said...

It appears that he is acting like an ostrich.

Rita said...

It's funny how they seem scared of the squirrel. Maybe he gave them what for a few times--LOL! ;)

bas said...

oh wat mooi dat gat heel goed zo samen

rainfield61 said...

Never give up.

Start negotiation. Think Win-win.

Oh, do they know this?

Handmade in Israel said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Gives a whole new meaning to "Combo Meal"!!!

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures.
I like lots of the squirrels.

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

The squirrel does not seem to mind at all, how funny!

Susan (ABON) said...

*Smile* Cute post!

Karen S. said...

Maybe, just maybe there's enough for us all! Let me just stuff my mouth with as much as I can...and scurry away....!

Marie said...

A little tolerance goes a long way! :-)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You always capture your buddies so well.......cute photos!

Terri Buster said...

I think they all know you have plenty to share! Cute sneaky squirrel.

Bethany Carson said...

Haha! Reminds me of how our chickens share with our dog. Our dog Ginger is very well-behaved and chicken trained, so she would never hurt them. They, however, are very interested in her dog food and deer bones, so they peck at the edge of her dish or on her bones--coming as close as they dare--until the come a little too close, and she scares them away.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Great photos. The squirrel is so cute but I am sure very aware there could be trouble with the ducks!!

Catherine said...

But little squirrel is so darn cute!!
xo Catherine

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

The squirrel and the ducks must be used to each other by now. :-) That squirrel is so cute!

pattisjarrett said...

What a great tail that squirrel has!

Fjällripan said...

So sweet! Love his beautiful tail :))

Indrani said...

They do learn to share. Great pics.

barbara l. hale said...

LOL! They do look a little put out.

Justin Carfagnini said...

Cute little fellow. My GF and I just started feeding the squirrel that resides in the tree just outside our front door. He's getting FAT for winter. :)

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