A great surplus of the fluffy white stuff has been accumulating in the backyard this past week, and there are predictions of more to come. Squirrels have been busy excavating in the snow looking for fallen seed. Every now and then, they seem to take a break and just hang out on a branch.
I don’t know what this frantic chasing up and down branches is all about, but I did notice that the red squirrels run toward birds in these same branches that have just come back from the feeder with a seed or a peanut. Maybe they are hoping the birds will drop whatever they are eating and fly off, leaving the tidbits for the squirrels to find?