Saturday, March 31, 2007

Early Morning Breakfast

This little nursing female showed up before sunrise for a snack at the feeder. She's got pups somewhere to feed.

Red Squirrel Cam-Squirrels of Alaska Book Review

I got this from Greg, who purchased the picture book in Vancouver, Canada. Thanks Greg, for the great review and compliment.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Red Bud Trees in Kansas

A buddy who lives in Kansas sent me this picture of Red Bud Trees in bloom. I sure miss them, wish they were able to grow here.

Red Poles at the Feeder

Here is another shot of a little Red Pole but just a different color phase of the same bird.

Squirrel Cam Pictures

There is now two posters of the Great Alaskan Red Squirrel Cameras pictures available on the Web Page at this address:

Two different sizes available. Please check them out. Support your squirrel cam photographer and support the Red Squirrels.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Cold, cold, cold

Woke up this morning to -20 degrees F. I swear I don't believe we are going to have spring this year. I was just reading in the Daily News Minus "The period from Feb. 12 to March 20 was the coldest on record, according to Aycock. The average temperature was minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit, about 17 degrees colder than normal." It was in an article titled "Underground frost stopping up septic and water lines in Fairbanks" This I do know, mine is still frozen. Let me tell you what a pain that is. Along with the extreme cold temperatures the snow fall this year is way down "Snow usually acts as ground insulation but this winter only a thin blanket of 26 inches had fallen as of Tuesday, the fourth-lowest total on record to date, according to meteorologist Don Aycock at the National Weather Service in Fairbanks. Normally there is more than 5 feet of snow on the ground at this time of year, he said." Global warming where are you is what I'm saying. Someone please notify Al Gore...

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Photo Book

Hello Squirrel Lovers and Friends, check out the new Squirrel Book that can be ordered. Pictures from my flickr page printed on a 8X10 bound book with 4 pictures per page, 23 pages. You can order yours on the Squirrel Cam Web Page:

Please order yours today and help support your favorite Red Squirrel Photographer...

Friday, March 23, 2007

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Little Female Squirrel

You can tell from this little girls belly she's got a nest with babies somewhere close. She comes late in the evening to eat at the feeder, she hits the syrup and peanut butter cup first...then starts on other goodies. I would love to see her little pinkies if I knew where her nest was. Even though I woud not want to bother them at this stage I still would love to peek.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Squirrel Eye Candy

I awoke this morning to the temps being well above zero at 12 degrees F. Just a hint that spring may be on the way even though we are expecting snow showers. Nonetheless, I'll post this little eye candy picture of my little squirrel buddy.


Sunday, March 18, 2007

Spring just might be on it's way

Today, the sun was shinning and it got up into the low 20's...I was out on the front porch and just sucking up that wonderful heat and sunshine. This last month has been one of the coldest on record according to the tv local weatherman. It's an amazing thing to think that 20 degrees is wonderfully warm but living in North Pole, Alaska and through one our winters sure makes you appreciate that warmth.

Hopefully, our cold spell is broken and we will get some more spring time weather...

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Red Poles at the Feeder

Such pretty little birds at the feeders, Common little Red Poles. Today was a sad day, this morning upon awakening, and letting out the dogs. I notice a little body laying in the snow bank out beside the feeder. It was one of my little Alaskan Northern Flying Squirrels. Something, most likely an owl had gotten him, he was headless and half eaten. The dogs must have spooked the predator away. The squirrels come to my feeder to eat, not to be eaten. I know it's part of nature but nonetheless, it still not a good thing to see.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Cold snap

Here it is suppose to be spring, and we are having below normal cold weather. I'm wondering where is all this global warming. I'm just kidding of course but winter isn't wanting to leave our part of the world. It's hanging on by it's icy nails. We have had little snow to insulate the ground that my septic line has frozen, I'm waiting for the steam truck to arrive today, and steam out the line. I've know of some folks who are having similar problems and even some have had their wells freeze. We still have water but can't use the drains...

Living in the far frozen north has it's advantages. When your septic lines are frozen, the advantages are hard to find. Specially at the cost of 110 dollars an hour for a steam truck and operator to come thaw them out.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Cold, cold, cold

There comes a time every winter when the cold weather really gets to me, and I wonder why and the hell I live where I do. Well, it's that time. The Squirrel Cam Thermometer says it's -39 F or -39 C, the only time the two ever meet. That meeting doesn't do anything for my mood either. It's cold enough to spit and hear it crack before it hits the ground. A friend of mine who lives in North Carolina, sent me a few pictures in an email of the flowers starting to bloom and grow in his yard. My spring is so far off for anything green to grow I can't even imagine it. The only thing growing here is ice and the permafrost. Sigh

Thursday, March 01, 2007