Monday, May 2, 2011

Baby Fox Squirrel

Last evening I discovered a young fox squirrel on the ground huddled in the leaves. It had fell out of the nest that is in the eves of my house. I tried to catch it and put it back, but it took off running and ended up a tree. The mother squirrel found it a bit later and tried to get the youngster back in the nest, but she dropped it. So the little one spent the night alone in a tree. This morning the mother tried again and dropped the little one again. So I climbed up on a ladder and removed a small covering that was blocking some of the hole she had found. Later she tried again and this time made it, so they are now reunited.
It has turned cool again and I'm so tired of this cool weather. I did see a Rose-breasted Grosbeak at the feeder today. The wildflowers that are growing in my yard never opened up today. I guess it was to cool for them.