Friday, December 12, 2014

Wildlife Watch !X

We've caught our local flying squirrel visiting the bird feeders several-to-many times several times since our initial meeting back in January 2013.  But I finally got some (crappy) photos of my own!

I was sitting in the hot tub the other night and heard the scratching of wee claws on the tree by the deck on which the bird feeder hangs.  I was cruising pinterest on my phone and tried to use the light from the display to see. No dice.  So I texted Eric to ask if he'd turn on the deck light. He did, but I saw nothing, but a swaying bird feeder.

The two lower light smears are it's eyes!

When I went back into the house, I grabbed my digital camera and tried the and turned the deck light. There it was sitting on the swaying feeder!  I turned the light back off, but the results were less than satisfactory with the "night vision" setting.

Obviously the night-vision setting wasn't going to yield results, so I resorted to the old fill flash. At least, I think that's what it's called.


  1. Sneaky wildlife so hard to catch on film. The second shot is pretty good.

  2. That's a great shot! I would love to see a flying squirrel while sitting in a hot tub in the mountains, it sounds perfect to me! Well, as long as there was an adult beverage to go along.

    ~ Peggasus

  3. The second shot's great- you done good! Those little buggers are so fast anyway- hard to photograph! :)


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