Today was a great day for wildlife sightings, but not so for the photo documentation.
I rarely see squirrels on our farm. Woods surround our farm, but I seldom walk through the woods. Thus, my reason for the lack of my squirrel sightings.
Earlier, as I was looking out the window, I saw a large white critter sitting on a fence post. Once I retrieved my camera, I could identify it as a squirrel. I know photos taken through a window do not turn out very clear, but I wanted to take a shot. I was not very successful.
|white body, red tail|
Later in the day, I saw this same squirrel (the odd coloring is a definite give-away) leaping from tree branch to tree branch. I was outside, but that squirrel was moving too fat. More blurs.
|blurry for sure, but you can see the color|
I went to my trusty bird book and decided the bird could be either a yellow warbler or a prairie warbler. Both are summer residents in Virginian. On my second review, I decided the bird was a yellow warbler since the color was mostly the mango with very little black.
This is the second summer bird I have seen in as many days.
It’s verified…spring has arrived.
But, the most exciting point is that I have never seen a yellow warbler before…until today, that is. Believe me...I would have remembered that gorgeous color.
A new bird to add to my check list – yippee, without photo docs – ugh.
Tomorrow is another day with another opportunity!