Franklin Countys First News

A sad day for a squirrel

Up close with a barred owl. (Jane Naliboff)

At first glance I thought perhaps this barred owl was injured as it sat in the snow.
Until I observed a furry gray tail sticking out. A sad day for Squirrel, breakfast for Owl. We know who's at the top of the backyard food chain. (Jane Naliboff)

Barred owl portrait day. (Jane Naliboff)

Early morning sun warms these Highland cattle in Readfield. (Jane Naliboff)

Long haired HIghland cattle baby and family in Readfield. Their long, thick coats make them a good fit for Maine winters. (Jane Naliboff)

Frozen (Jane Naliboff)

Mourning doves house hunting. (Jane Naliboff)

Chickadee on glass. (Jane Naliboff)

Chickadee in glass. (Jane Naliboff)

Bluejay waiting for a turn in the snack bar. (Jane Naliboff)

Last week a female shows up and this week the male Northern Cardinal shows up. Wilton. (Jim Knox)

Self pride. Sometimes it's better to lose the battle then the war! A deer with a hurt ear, in Wilton. (Jim Knox)

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8 Responses »

  1. Poor squirrel and deer, but at least the chickadee made out ok. Love the pictures everyone!

  2. Amazing animal shots! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thank you so much everyone, I love all your pictures & I really do love everything you all do because I love all animals, all birds, & all Dears even though they also live in the woods. All wonderful & I love them all.

  4. Nice job, folks. I see the reflections in the owl's eyes. Thanks.

  5. Wonderful pictures as always. Thank you.

  6. Great pictures... I liked the Owl in particular...... I saw one a couple of years ago in a campground feeding a grey squirrel to its 3 little ones... and another time saw one having a snake for lunch...

  7. I love all the pictures, especially of the cattle, such beautiful colors...

  8. Great photos, Jane and Jim!

    Jane, you may have answered this question numerous times, but what do you use for a camera? I love your closeup shots of the owl.