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Balls of Fuzz

Muskrat in icy water

It was such a beautiful day out today with warmer sun-rays striking my face! I enjoyed a spectacular walk around Red House Lake and it seemed like the Chipmunks were dancing around their holes saying hello!! This was my first of the year Eastern Chipmunk for me (CHECK) . . . . about time they wake up!

Woodchuck photo from 2007

I had a Muskrat (CHECK) feeding on some vegetation down in the wetland area. He was cute to watch diving under the ice and pulling up some grass to chomp on. I also have seen many more Woodchucks (CHECK) running around today! Last Friday was actually my first of the year sighting but it wasn’t till today that they started reappearing everywhere. Below is my Chipmunk video that I have used here before . . . . it is a cute one and I probably will use it every year now once I find these little balls of fuzz.

OMG . . . I almost forgot about my Turkey Vulture (just as I was about to press publish . . . ) I had my first of the year sighting today! (CHECK)

Turkey Vulture Speck
Turkey Vulture Speck

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15 responses

  1. Lisa at Greenbow

    I was laughing too hard to count the cheerios it ate. Too cute.

    I wanted to thank you for the tats. They came today.

    5 March 2009 at 9:34 pm

  2. Number of Cheerios = um…a lot?

    That was precious.

    5 March 2009 at 9:38 pm

  3. I can’t wait until the TVs come back.

    5 March 2009 at 10:28 pm

  4. I got the tats today and they are really pretty and high quality. I’m saving them for warmer weather so they won’t be covered up by a coat. Thank you! They are a great idea.

    5 March 2009 at 10:40 pm

  5. Great photos. I got the tats today too. I will be wearing them in the summer because I will be putting it on my arm. Very nice!

    5 March 2009 at 10:58 pm

  6. Glad to see that spring is springing. We have seen our first vulture but that is about it.
    And a neat little envelope arrived yesterday and I must thank you very much. They are just the coolest little things! Can’t wait for summer now.

    6 March 2009 at 6:48 am

  7. w00t! Return of the mammals. Groundhog is sooooooooooo cute.

    6 March 2009 at 7:41 am

  8. I love the chipmunk! When I used to live in NJ, we had a ton of them but since I’ve been in NYC, I haven’t seen any (they don’t live in Central Park). So, this little guy with the big cheeks is a great refresher. Thanks!

    6 March 2009 at 7:57 am

  9. Hey, Tom–my tats arrived yesterday! Thanks.
    I think I will save them for some neighborhood kids and use them as an entree to a bit of nature appreciation. No way can I be as good as you with Young Naturalist, but I can try.

    I love the chipmunk–wow, does he (she?) stuff those Cheerios away fast!

    And, I can’t help but hum a bit of “Muskrat Love” with your muskrat photo.

    6 March 2009 at 9:16 am

  10. Bethany

    Love the music again–very fun and cute chipmunk!

    6 March 2009 at 10:31 am

  11. I find is to interesting to see and learn what creatures others are seeing compared to what I am seeing around me at the same time! Great pictures!

    6 March 2009 at 6:43 pm

  12. Pam

    Great sightings, Tom!!

    6 March 2009 at 7:05 pm

  13. Nice to see everyone venturing out to get a little bit of sunshine on their faces too. The chipmunk is very cute.

    6 March 2009 at 7:29 pm

  14. Sarah

    He ate four.

    7 March 2009 at 3:59 pm

  15. @ Lisa – Glad you enjoyed! I had video with it stuffing in more but at that time I had dial up!
    @ Susan – he he thanks
    @ Lynne – I was surprised to see this one! Thanks
    @ Linda – so gald you got them and enjoy for sure!
    @ Kallen – so glad you got them and have fun representing!
    @ threecollie – glad you got your vultures also! Not long till the other guys show up! Glad you will be representing your new tats! He he!
    @ Wren – thanks and glad spring is getting closer!
    @ Beth – I am not sure if I could survive without seeing my chipmunk friends!
    @ KGMom – so glad you got them alright and sounds like the perfect way to use them! I bet you do a great job with the kids!
    @ Bethany . . . Long time no see . . . where have you been . . I need your views back!
    @ Kelley – What is great about blogs is sharing . . . . glad you enjoyed!
    @ Pam – thanks
    @ Robin – The sunshine recently has been amazing! About time it returned!
    @ Sarah – lol

    8 March 2009 at 11:55 am

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