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Nuthatch and squirrel when wildlife is rare
Lens: DA*300/4 Camera: K5 Photo Location: Parke Reserve, Québec 
Posted By: jpzk, 03-05-2013, 08:58 PM

This winter has been absolutely terrible for observing wildlife, so I thought that since I had not posted anything for a while that these would at least represent some winter "scenes" ... the "usual".







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The squirrel is a fun image. thanks for sharing them both
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The scenes may be "nothing special" but the shots are excellent! Thanks for sharing.
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Like Norbert said, excellent shots. That squirrel is so funny. Looks like he is shadow boxing. The nuthatch is beautiful.

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QuoteOriginally posted by patrick9 Quote
The squirrel is a fun image. thanks for sharing them both
QuoteOriginally posted by volley Quote
The scenes may be "nothing special" but the shots are excellent! Thanks for sharing.
QuoteOriginally posted by slowpez Quote
Like Norbert said, excellent shots. That squirrel is so funny. Looks like he is shadow boxing. The nuthatch is beautiful.
Thanks for the comments, folks!

To add to my initial post, I have come to realize that for the past 3 winters, wildlife has been progressively becoming scarce.
We sure do not have the really snowy and steady periods which we used to have.
I recall, only 4-5 years back, that one absolutely needed snowshoes to enter any trail around here. Now, you can actually walk the trails pretty much all winter long (with boots only) unless there is a "heavy" snowfall. Even then, it now melts away rather quickly.

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Two great shots. The poor squirrel looks ccccold.
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Both very sweet images. Nuthatches are hard to catch and this is a really nice image, cute pose. The squirrel is awesome and your exposure for the snow perfect. I am glad you shared... thanks!
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Two great shots. The poor squirrel looks ccccold.
The squirrel was actually "foraging" in the snow, and getting cold in the process! Well, it seems that way.

Thanks for the comment!

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Both very sweet images. Nuthatches are hard to catch and this is a really nice image, cute pose. The squirrel is awesome and your exposure for the snow perfect. I am glad you shared... thanks!
Thanks, Tess.

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Fantastic images. Well executed.
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Fantastic images. Well executed.
Thanks!!

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Both are excellent images! The little bird looks full as a tick! Nice colors, very good shooting. If you are short of wildlife, I will be more than happy to send you a big box full of handsome squirrels, but I have to warn you...they are wire eating pigs.

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Very nice JP - just love the squirrel shot!

Around here I can't get out much in the winter, and of course I don't see near the amount of wildlife in the winter as in the warmer months around the property. To help offset that, we've put up a collection of bird feeders and perches - we have no less than 100 birds just outside our big sliding glass door all day every day. Probably 5-6 different species at different times. Something to think about for those long cold winter days - bring what wildlife there is to you if you can.
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