Weekend Critters – Birds, Dogs, Squirrels, and Snow

We are having it all this past week. We had 80 degree temps, then snow with well below freezing temperatures. Today we are having dry winds that are going to create a fire hazard. Oklahoma weather in the spring is always interesting.


We’ve kept our feeders full. The squirrels dominate the feeders so I’ve been checking the action underneath. Lots of birds play well with others, dove, juncos, sparrows, cardinals they all see to get along. Bluejays and Grackles are more aggressive.

Sorry about all the orange flagging. The telephone company had all the lines relocated.


Them grackles are like a group of noisy teenagers.

Here at the end of the ten second video a bunch of them fly up to the tree.


We got a finch feeder and guess what, finches showed up.

A little bird bath action

And Rascal, our Pomerania shows up to see what all the fuss is about.

Rascal’s thick warm coat comes in handy when it is snowing. Sorry about the bad photo.

We turned our fireplace on for a little bit. LJ loves the fire.

That’s it for this week. I’m linking with Eileen’s Saturday’s Critters. Check it out, lots of great posts there.

17 thoughts on “Weekend Critters – Birds, Dogs, Squirrels, and Snow

  1. A ShutterBug Explores

    Wow! What a party of feathered and furry friends ~ yummy food it looks like ~ And your doggie and kitty are enjoying it all ~ especially the fire ~ Have a great Sunday ~ and week ahead ~ Xo

    Wishing you lots of love and laughter in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  2. Eileen

    What happened to spring? The birds do enjoy access to feeders on these snowy days. I am sure the Grackles can clean out your feeders quickly. You do see a nice variety of yard birds. Rascal and LJ are sweet furbabies. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great day and a happy new week.

  3. Vicki

    Wow, that’s a lot of birds! I’m in Florida and our temps went from in the high 80’s yesterday to the 30’s today. I think if it’s going to be that cold we should at least have some snow to go with it!

    Rascal and LJ are so cute!

  4. Barb

    I thought those flags were indicating a crime scene! Our weather has also been all over the place. Mostly, we keep hoping for moisture. In front of our fireplace is our favorite place to be too!

  5. sallie rainville

    We had the same kind of high/low temperature jumps here in SW Florida last week but it is not the usual thing here. Still chilly, but never any snow or ice or all-day-long rain, so no complaints here (at least not about the weather)…. You have great “yard birds” and happy pets. They all brought smiles!

  6. Pat

    Our weather has been the same–we broke heat records one week and cold records the following week. I heard the Farmers Almanac is predicting a wet and mild spring–hope they are right!
    I enjoyed your videos. I wish I could keep a bird feeder –we tried but can’t, as the squirrels are too aggressive and empty it in an hour and the seeds on the ground attract field mice and voles. In summer bird feeders attract bears. I mostly see magpies and some juncos and chickadees.

  7. DrillerAA

    Some days is seems as if gackles and starlings are all that I get at the feeders and it only takes them a few minutes to empty the food supply, with most of it ending up on the ground. We do have a number of dove that enjoy grazing in the grass for seeds that others have scattered about.
    Lucy loves chasing squirrels on the fence. She can’t reach them and they won’t come down to play. Have a blessed week sir.

  8. DeniseinVA

    Fun looking at your trail cam photos and videos. It’s been wacky weather for sure. We had snow one day and it was soon up to 72 degrees a couple of days later.

  9. Ellen M Polyard

    You have an aviary right in your backyard. It’s nice you keep everyone fed.

    Let’s hope the snow is done for the year! LJ has the right idea.

  10. Gaelyn

    Spring brings crazy weather everywhere. It’s like summer here today. So fun to watch your yard wildlife. I WANT a trail cam! But I’ll stick with LJ.

  11. Fun60

    You have a good variety of birds enjoying your yard. Glad you explained those red flags. I thought it was some system you had devised for tracking the different visiting birds.

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