One of the most commonly seen critters here in the Sierra Foothills, and elsewhere, are squirrels. This year the squirrels are really packing it in! Could they be telling us that we are in for a rough winter? They have been very busy harvesting pine cones, and not only the brown ones, but the green ones as well! I captured one of these visitors in a series of photos. What caught my attention was him chirping and the continual tapping he was doing on the side of the tree! Let’s go check him out!
He hung in this spot for quite a bit, chirping often and doing that tapping thing. The turkeys were nearby. Maybe he was announcing his presence to them…
Something catches his eye at the base of the tree…he moves closer to it!
Here he is checking out the pine cone for its nuts.
He is hearing the camera shutter clicking, and looks up at me!
Then he begins to eat. Notice all the pine cone debris around him.
Having had his fill, he heads back up the tree…
I hope that you enjoyed this series of photos! Thank you for taking some time today to stop by for a visit! Be well! ^..^