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Squirrel and spring flowers

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I knew that I wanted a wildlife shot for my baton day yesterday, but I hadn’t taken the camera out in a while so I wasn’t sure what I would get. I stalked the windows and my deck for a while but didn’t see a single bird that wasn’t too far away or moving too fast. Instead, I brought the camera with me while I walked out to the mailbox to get the mail.

This squirrel ran away from me all the way down the driveway. He then took refuge in a short cedar and climbed as high as he could, but soon discovered he was about eye level with me. He panicked and ran away before stopping at a safe distance to eat. Fortunately for me his safe distance was still well within the range of my camera and I was able to get several shots of him eating this spring wildflower right in front of a patch of daffodils.

According to Google and my best guess the flower he’s eating is henbit. I need to better educate myself about the plants growing on my property.

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RDU Baton

Today I had the great privilege of running the RDU Baton family of social media sites. Here are all of my photos in case you missed them:

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Click on the photos to read their original captions.

Are you considering signing up for the RDU Baton? Do it! You can find their open days here: RDU Baton calendar.

I’ll post that squirrel photo soon.

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