I was down in the backyard taking a picture of this handsome Robin as he perched on the fountain rocks…
…when out popped this chipper little fellow. I’m pretty sure we were both a bit startled.
After retreating several rocks away, he gave me a glance and I guess decided that I posed no threat to him.
He then proceeded to give himself a thorough grooming.
As he stood giving himself a “cat bath”, he was completely oblivious to the fact that he was in danger of becoming “cat bait.”
Unlike the chipmunk, however, the cat clearly decided that I was undesirable company and opted to explore other hunting grounds.
Meanwhile, this little guy darted into his rock fortress, only to emerge right beside me.
There’s no denying that he’s a cutie!
15 thoughts on “Feeling Chipper”
such adventures in your backyard Kathy!!!! 🙂 Love the bathing shot with the chippy’s little hand and “fingers!”
It was funny to watch him lick his little hands and then wash his face.
He is very cute and you have captured the most natural poses!
Thanks. He didn’t seem the least bit shy.
What a tame little guy, I bet he was a youngster. Excellent shots!
Probably was one of the younger ones. Between the water, the tunnels,and the food supply they love my backyard!
You’re a friend, not foe, and you provide all those great nuts! 🍭
And I am rather nutty myself!
He does seem very chipper indeed 🙂
You would have fallen in love with him. 🙂
Hello Kathy Doremus ! I was wondering which type of camera you use for your photos, they are lovely. Thank you, Riona
I rotate between two cameras – a Canon SX50HS (which is a powershot on steroids that has really good zoom) and a Canon t3i with a 70-300mm lens. 🙂
And thanks for the kind words. 🙂
Awww, this fellow is too cute! I loved seeing them scoot over my deck when we lived in MD, but now we only see squirrels. Lovely shots!!
Loved seeing your pictures and thanks for sharing them in this awesome post!
Glad you stopped in. 😊
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