Backyard Wildlife

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

I couldn't convince my 20 year old son to go on a photo walk with me today even though it was a balmy 10 degrees and the sun was shinning. I just don't know what it is with kids today ūüėÉ (I think you all know I think Timmothy is the absolute best).

Instead of taking a walk we removed the screen to a backyard facing window and shot from there.

This fellow was on the "squirrel gym". The four corn cobs spin around so as to make it a test of will for the squirrel to get the corn without falling off.

This guy waited on the ground for what the guy above dropped down.

There were plenty of birds but I was focused on this little one.

 

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Comments (21)

John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Bob "RealMan" Timm it is always fun to watch backyard wildlife. 

Jan 22, 2022 08:20 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

We get a lot of joy out of it John Pusa . Even though we have a standard city lot we see deer from time to time along with the usual, rabbits, squirrels, racoons,,and birds.

Jan 23, 2022 03:23 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob your poor squirrels need to eat corn in 10 degree temperatures... now on the other hand our squirrels eat Oranges in 70 degree temperatures:)Endre

Jan 22, 2022 10:10 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I know Endre Barath, Jr. and considering the corn is stored in the garage it is also frozen solid. Your squirrels have it made.

Jan 23, 2022 03:25 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What a great set of pictures, Bob. I'm with Timmothy... I wouldn't have gone out either. Love the bird house!

Jan 23, 2022 04:14 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I have to get out of the house for a little bit of time every day Nina Hollander, Broker . I sure hope I never get immobilized or I'll go crazy.

Jan 23, 2022 03:26 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR¬ģ - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I would have gone out! But I can't blame him for staying in.... 10 degrees is a bit chilly.

Enjoy your day!

Jan 23, 2022 04:56 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Kat Palmiotti when I come visit you we are going to be out shooting oictures until my battery goes dead or I run out of digital film.

Jan 23, 2022 03:29 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR¬ģ Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You captured some great shots!  I think your son is a wise man to not go out in that cold weather, haha.

Jan 23, 2022 05:00 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I was disappointed Brian England but then again he does so much to make me proud I wasn't going to give him a hard time about it.

Jan 23, 2022 03:31 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bob,

What wonderful photos you shared with us.  I love the squirrel teamwork!  And the bird is beautiful, and what a nice house the has.  A

Jan 23, 2022 07:39 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Thank yiou A., with you keen eye for photography you know that means a lot to me. This morning I had a chance to photograph a bunny as well but it was still dark out so I knew it wouldn't turn out well even if he did stick around while I tried to get the window open.

Jan 23, 2022 03:33 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

And here I am waiting to see a dinosaur walking through the yard with Big Foot chasing it

Jan 23, 2022 09:39 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

The dinos were frozen BUT if I see Big Foot I'm going to grab by camera and a weapon just in case he wants me instead of bird seed for a snack.

Jan 23, 2022 03:36 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Bob and I have to say in the winter time we need to take better care of the animals from birds to squirrels.

Jan 23, 2022 09:47 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I usually end up spending upwards of $100.00 a winter feeding the birds and squirrels. I figure I owe them that for their feasting on mosquitoes during the summer.

Jan 23, 2022 03:38 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Bob, for sharing your photographs.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Jan 23, 2022 10:27 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I LOVE Sundays Roy Kelley . We spend all morning with friends and it just gives me a high that lasts all day.

Jan 23, 2022 03:39 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I am certain those critters were really grateful some human had their welfare in mind!

Jan 23, 2022 02:41 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

It gives me a lot of pleasure Myrl Jeffcoat and I really feel for them when the temp drops below zero.

Jan 23, 2022 03:41 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Bob, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Jan 23, 2022 02:43 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you once again Myrl Jeffcoat . I really appreciate that you enjoy my photography because I sure enjoy sharing it with you.

Jan 23, 2022 03:42 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bob, it looks like the bird said it was too cold for them too!   BRRR, no wonder Timmothy did not want to go out.

Jan 24, 2022 07:44 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I really feel for our feathered friends Joan Cox . I know there are other food sources out there for them BUT when we are in sub-zero temps I want to make life a little easier for them if I can.

Jan 24, 2022 07:59 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

The wild life will take up residence inside the attic also. Some will sing to get you up early in the mornings too.

Jan 25, 2022 08:36 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

My first home had a squirrel in the attic Sam Shueh . I was smart enough back then to know it was a priority to get that squirrel out (I was 18 years old).

Jan 25, 2022 09:12 AM
Gwen Fowler-864-710-4518 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

I put up a birdhouse with a base that had a ridge around it.  One day I was watching the bluebirds and the male flew up and perched on the ridge and did a thorough examination of the inside of the birdhouse.  In just a few minutes the female bird flew up and perched beside him and also looked into the house.  They sat there a few minutes and it looked to me like they were communicating in some way.  They flew off and in just a short while they came back with straw and started building their nest. I was amazed at how they had made the decision together on their new home.    It reminded me of watching my buyers make decisions on the purchase of their new homes.

Jan 26, 2022 11:22 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is really cool Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home and I wish I could have seen it. I wonder what the discussion was... Is this a good neighborhood? Did you see any cats around? How are the schools in the area?

Jan 26, 2022 11:49 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Bob,

Love your squirrel contraption. I think, the squirrels love it too. They are playful and feisty.

Jan 28, 2022 08:08 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Dorte Engel it is fun to watch them learn how to outsmart it... and they do! If the shaft from the tree to the spinning part was just 3" longer I think it would be more fun. Being a "tinkerer" I may have to check that out this spring/summer.

Jan 28, 2022 08:18 AM
Dorte Engel

Ok. That does sound like fun. It would be a great kid project.

Jan 28, 2022 08:19 AM