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HUMMINGBIRD MIGRATION 2014

Thursday, March 5, 2015

RIDING THE WEATHER ROLLER COASTER IN SOUTH TEXAS!



Hi Everybody!
WOW-What a ride on the current weather roller coaster happening now (3 5), across Texas! Yesterday, I spent the whole day cleaning out flowerbeds and watching all the new buds popping out everywhere. It was 80 degrees and I was sweating while doing my chores. About 5:30PM, I could see a wall of black cloud approaching from the north that took over my spring sky with cold air and dropping temperatures. At 5:30 this morning, it was 30 degrees and the fire is on again! The snow and ice passed to the north of me causing problems everywhere it is. Today's photos are of some of the creatures who live here: a woodpecker, some cardinals and 'Red Dumplin', a red fox squirrel. Spring will be back on Saturday. Enjoy!


The Red Bellied Woodpecker



Link to G+ Photo Album:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/117645114459863049265/albums/6121219771679958129

























Female Cardinal


Male Cardinal











Red Dumplin
Red Fox Squirrel






https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_squirrel

Fox squirrel
Sciurus niger (on fence).jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Rodentia
Family:Sciuridae
Subfamily:Sciurinae
Genus:Sciurus
Subgenus:Sciurus
Species:S. niger

Distribution[edit]

The fox squirrel's natural range extends throughout the eastern United States, north into the southern prairie provinces of Canada, and west to theDakotasColorado, and Texas. They are absent (although sometimes vagrants) from New EnglandNew Jersey, most of New York, as well as Northern and eastern Pennsylvania. They have been introduced to both northern and southern California,[4] Oregon,[5] Idaho,[6] Montana,[6]Washington,[6] and New Mexico.[6] While very versatile in their habitat choices, fox squirrels are most often found in forest patches of 40 hectares or less with an open understory, or in urban neighborhoods with trees. They thrive best among trees such as oakhickorywalnut, and pine that produce winter-storable foods like nuts. Western range extensions in Great Plains regions such as Kansas are associated with riverine corridors of cottonwood. A subspecies native to several eastern US states is the Delmarva fox squirrel (S. n. cinereus).[7]

(see above link for complete page)




The squirrel guard dog- Fat Sissysue









...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek.  See you next time!

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