Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Photography: DC Local Wildlife

Orinthology: Bebop
Northern Black Squirrel

If you live or work in the city then you know that squirrels can be very curious. They are not at all shy like their suburban or rural cousins. They will carefully approach when there is the possibilty that you have something to share with them. I had nothing but my camera. **smile**

21 comments:

faith said...

Very Cute. Not too many Black squirrels here in MN. A few, and a few white ones, but mostly the Grey ones. They are all SO cute though. And I love it when they get like the city ones, and want to come close to us, but not too close... They are fun to watch! Nice Pic's!

Stephen Bess said...

Good morning Faith. I'm glad that you like. Enjoy your day. :)

Danielle said...

That first picture, of the bird, is bad-ass. I love his coloring...

Stephen Bess said...

danielle-
So, that's a 'bad-ass' bird. :)Thanks and welcome.

the prisoner's wife said...

oooh. bless, the bird flik is CUTE. the purples are flowers? or did u work some editing magic?

the squirrel...ehhh...bad experiences w/ them. i was accosted by a squirrel in Union Square & one broke into my apartment in bklyn. so i'm cool on them.

Stephen Bess said...

prisoner's wife-
Yes, I did that with the image adjustment. Thanks.
LOL As for the squirrel...Well, they are part of the rodent family. :)

NML said...

Very cute. I haven't seen a squirrel out and about for years.

Stephen Bess said...

nml-
Wow! For real! That's like never seeing a pigeon.

Delaleuverses said...

NYC squirrels are no joke, they also are not at all shy, they'll grab any snacks from your hands

Stephen Bess said...

delaleu-
Yeah, it's just something about those city squirrels. They'll even straight "jack" you like regular city folk. :)

Darius said...

I have to say, those lean mean black squirrels bothered me a bit when I lived down there. I grew up on the New England variety - gray, fluffy... They seemed less... rodent-like.

Of course the real wildlife down there is on the roadways...

Simple Nester said...

Beautiful shots, Stevie!

Rose said...

Those are great picitures. The first is so beautiful and colorful it actually looked like a painting. A black squirrel. My first time seeing that. Thanks.

Stephen Bess said...

darius-
Yes, the traffic is a beast! :)

nester-
Thanks and hello!

rose-
I'm happy that you like the first. I was trying to do something there. I don't know what..but something. :)

lamkaho said...

I always thought that squirrels are animals that exist in cartoon only until i saw so many of them in delhi five years ago. i guessed they came for celebrating the natioanl day but the next day came the terrible earth quake...

Stephen Bess said...

lamkaho-
I hear that the animals are always the first to know about natural disasters. Well, enjoy your weekend and stay clear of any natural disasters.

Ananda said...

hey stephen. just stopping through in between my morning tea break ... i saw some groovy soul brotha squirrels this morning as i walking to an early am yoga class. i imagine they were getting their breakfast on... your photo made me more aware of the soul brotha squirrels on 16th street. i guess you would call them gold coast squirrels. perhaps they are kin to gold coast squirrels in ghana. oops, do they have squirrels in ghana? i didn's see any the last time i was there. anyway have a great day. peace, ananda
ps: you should really turn this blog into a memoir ... it is liquid soul fluid words from the soul ...

Stephen Bess said...

Morning Ananda! squirrels in Ghanna? I don't know, but I do know they have World Cup fever! :)This blog into a memoir? I was just thinking about the direction of this blog. I moving more towards research. We will see...we will see. :) Thank you for your always kind words.

Professor Zero said...

you could do creative things *and* research -- remember it is 'morphological confetti' -- :-)

Stephen Bess said...

profzero-
true! :)Also, I welcome you're comments and critiques.

sbess85@yahoo.com

lady in satin said...

LOL!! You are so right. I noticed the DC squirrels aren't afraid of you like the Bowie squirrles are!! That is too funny!

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