June 6, 2020

Active Animals, Bright Birds.

I saw a dog with his person when I was on Skyline Drive looking at the rain come in. The second picture shows the dog's reaction to the sound of thunder.

I did see a bear but I was driving and he was in the woods by the time I got the car stopped. He was a beautiful bear but you'll have to take my word for it.

Goldfinches are looking bright this time of year. I like seeing them in my yard.

I believe the American Robin seen here is a young one. Its spots haven't faded yet.

The rest of this post is devoted to squirrels and geese in my yard.

I looked out my window and spotted these two squirrels. I reached for my camera and realized the battery was in the charger. Fortunately they repeated their behavior after I got battery back in place.

I kept taking pictures as they rolled around but most of the pictures were blurred, some beyond recognition. Then they slowed down and I got more pictures than you want to see, and then again, they repeated their behavior!

Best wishes to the happy couple! I imagine they'll bring their children to raid my bird feeders.


  1. Wonderful shots! Poor doggie... just like my Simmie.

  2. Hello. Photos of squirrels are wonderful. Goldfinch look so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  3. It is such a shame. I have known a number of dogs simply terrified of thunder while others seem immune.

    Yes, a young Robin and your American Goldfinch has little resemblance to our European Goldfinch but many of the same habits.

  4. Striking portrait of the goldfinch. And a bit of squirrel action! Lol
    You sharing this post with us at I'd Rather B Birdin this week is much appreciated!

  5. Some dogs don't mind thunder, but they are an exception.

  6. Hello, Poor dog, my old dog Daisy was scared of the thunder too. Love the bear, Goldfinches and the squirrel action. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day. Have a great new week! PS, thank for the comment.

  7. I love goldfinches. Love is in the air...it's spring and fertility time!

  8. The Goldfinch looks stunning.

  9. Those squirrels are very amusing. I watch ours race around the deck and the tree and they are a blur. Poor dog with the thunder. I remember how ours used to react and she would tremble so badly. I'd find myself singing to her, I don't know what was worse, lol! We had a bad thunderstorm here the other night, actually two nights in a row. Lovely birds there too. About the bear, one was spotted close by in our development a few days ago, a young one. Not sure if he was still with his mother. I hope he finds a nice new home far away from people, for his sake and for theirs.

  10. Ah, nature! Although the dog and thunder picture made me smile!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  11. The goldfinch and robin are my favorites. Maybe you'll catch the bear next time. You always take great wildlife shots.


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