The chipmunks return…

Our latest arrival in the park this morning is this little chipmunk beside the Oak Leaf Trail. I read that they hibernate for the winter and are now re-emerging. I’ve spotted them a few times over the past week or two throughout the park, but this was the first one to sit still a bit for me. Actually, there were two of them, and they both seemed torn between chasing each other and freezing so I wouldn’t see them.

The geese are all still doing their thing on the pond. The goose on the southern tip of the island is still incubating, and the one on the northern tip is perhaps still laying. The were at least two more couples, and their clocks have got to be ticking now. Time to lay eggs or find another spot.

Oddly, there wasn’t a duck on the pond this morning during either of my visits, but happily, there are still ducks on the river, and the goldeneye odd-couple seem to have joined forces with the buffleheads. Mallards are still plentiful.

Lastly, the cardinals are still staking out their territory as loudly as ever, and since the sky finally started to turn blue again this morning, here’s your splash of color.

Published by Andrew Dressel

Theoretical and Applied Bicycle Mechanic, and now, apparently, Amateur Naturalist. In any case, my day job is teaching mechanics at UWM.

4 thoughts on “The chipmunks return…

  1. I’ve been having trouble seeing your lovely bird and animal pictures
    Recently they have been tiny images
    And I have had problems enlarging them on my iPhone

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    1. Darn. For some reason WordPress is not converting my post into an email message that the email application on your phone renders as we’d like.
      The one work-around that I know of is to click on the link that should be in the message to view the original post. Then you should be able to view the images one at a time. Please let me know if that works for you or not.

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  2. I am having the same problem with the pictures. When I pressed the link at the bottom of your blog saying If you are having a problem viewing the post. The post appeared with all the photos in the post.
    Thanks for creating the posts. They are a wonderful journal of nature so close to our urban community.

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