Mom was sitting on the front step this morning when this tiny little baby ground squirrel suddenly popped out. She is sorry she couldn't get a better picture but they are VERY fast and very shy (you can click on the pictures to see them bigger) A lot of people mistake these for chipmunks but these are actually 13 lined ground squirrels and they LOVE the sunshine. Personally I dislike them....and one of these days I am going to catch me one and CHOMP it. I chase them all the time in my back yard as they live under the patio too. I also found one of their holes in mom flowers bed and dug it all up to show mom (for some reason she didn't seem happy about that!!!) They also have a bad habit of digging under the edge of the concrete which can then cause it to crack and dad is going to have to fix the area around the front step because of them.
In other news, Mrs Robins babies have hatched and mom sneaked a quick peak today and saw three of them. They look like they are already over a week old and seem to be doing well nicely. Mrs Robin certainly has her work cut out for her...we have been watching her flying food in non stop. Mom wonders how these three are all going to fit in this nest by next week.....it looks pretty crowded already.