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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Nuts about squirrels...

Every morning at around six, I am waken up by a cacaphony of bird songs...

I love listening to birds singing in the local park any time of the day... But at six in the morning, right outside the window!!! Come on!!!

So yesterday morning, I woke up, opened the window and was about to film and record the racket when the following happened.

Please excuse the shaky camera action. I am only a budding SpielBird...

Can you hear the noisy birds in the background?
And that magpie that came to taunt the neighbours' nasty cat...

I wish I had been ready to catch the end. The tiny squirrel was very brave to do a runner.

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Blogger Queenie said...

Black cat, lucky for some.......

7/6/07 12:05 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

6! I'd be happy if they started that late.
Good job Spielbird.

7/6/07 3:50 AM  
Blogger Hayden said...

Wonderful, Mr. Spielbird! Love the vid. beautiful cat, even if he is doing what cats do. Very good catch to get the shots so early in the AM!

I love being lightly wakened by the outdoor noises - except when its a bus or a party next door. when the birds start they rouse me, then I settle back in happily (ok thats wierd) knowing the sun has returned and its a new day - and I'm still snug in bed!

7/6/07 4:26 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Queenie the First! Wow! Lucky for some, yep!

Mary, that's when they wake me up except that this morning I slept in. I woke at 10! First time for a long time!

Hayden, I can imagine you turning over, picking up a book, a cup of tea and just staying in bed... On Sundays...

7/6/07 10:25 AM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

That was great filming! I'm sure that's the same cat MWM wrestled the other day, he said it wouldn't come back here! Squirrels aint scurred of anythin'!!!

7/6/07 10:39 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Amazing footage well caught and also synchronous for me - this morning I was sent an out of focus photo of a squirrel that had gone into my friends house and sat on the edge of the loo!

What is getting into them?

7/6/07 1:05 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Akela, the little thing was so brave! I used my NEW camera...and then edited the takes with windows movie maker.

Caro, it was continuous but I shortened it a bit.
I think squirrels are going nuts!!!

7/6/07 2:49 PM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

Now stop showing off! :)

7/6/07 5:27 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Squirrels are so funny and very brave indeed. I love watching them. There's a few rabbits in the area and sometimes I watch them early in the morning going to town on our garden. I figure, I enjoy watching them, let them munch, I can share.

7/6/07 5:38 PM  
Blogger Bee Skelton said...

That sound of birdsong makes me feel so homesick ... beautiful! Thank you Cream. Lovely piece. More please :-)

7/6/07 10:47 PM  
Blogger DCveR said...

Those noises sure beat traffic sounds! Quite a peaceful area I'd say..

7/6/07 11:31 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Christine, the first time I saw a squirrel in real life was in Edinburgh right on Princes Street, running from one tree to the next.

Bee, great that you like the birdsong but I wouldn't feel homesick at the moment because it's freezing!

It is very peaceful DC, with the odd car passing by.

8/6/07 9:41 AM  

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