Saturday, July 20, 2013

Swing Shift
























The sun's almost up over the hill, 

and four young raccoons, their shift nearly over, forage under the bird feeder, 

their busy legs still wet from a romp in the birdbath. 





They look straight ahead, 

their small hands in constant motion as they grope for another morsel, 

a black oil sunflower seed that the birds left behind.




A slight disturbance sends them scrambling up the nearest tree, 

before they reverse their direction and run for the shelter of the woods.
































The sun is up, the night crew gone, and the day crew has started their shift.





Linking with Camera Critters
and Weekly Top Shot

29 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

adorable little varmints! even if they eat all the birdseed and wreak havoc. :)

Misty DawnS said...

Adorable post. They are always so entertaining. I love photographing them.

Kaya said...

They are beautiful these little animals. I didn't know that their small hands in constant motion. Interesting post and very beautiful pictures!

bailey-road.com said...

They are such beautiful little animals!

DeniseinVA said...

Sweet photos, I love to see racoons. You've got some great shots here. Lovely one of the bird too.

eileeninmd said...

I love seeing raccoons anywhere but in my yard. Your photos are wonderful. The little devils looks so cute around the tree. Great post! Happy Weekend!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Very creative post and wonderful photography for Camera Critters ~ nature's cuties ~ but survivors!

Deanna said...

I love both shifts, both night & day!! Great captures!!

*Manja* said...

...sehr schöne Aufnahmen! :o)
Liebe Grüße,*Manja*

Sandra said...

Those young raccoons are so funny! I love that single shot: wet feet and a baby face! The last bird shot is gorgeous too!

Linda W. said...

What cute wildlife photos! Those baby raccoons are adorable.

Terri said...

Oh this is a sweet post- the raccoons are so cute!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Adorable juvenile coons. xo

Kerri Farley said...

Magnificent captures!

S. Etole said...

Cute little imps ... and great shots.

Robyn G said...

Connie,

The baby raccoons you pictured are adorable! We had three of them while I was growing up, Rocky, Otis and Daphne. They are very fun pets.

Robyn
http://theranchwifechronicles.com/

Betty Luckhurst said...

Oh, how adorable!! I always wanted one for a pet.

Jeanne said...

Love these shots that you got. I think raccoons are just adorable, but at our cabin, they are really quite pssty! Feed me now. or else!!!! Can't help thinking they are cute though with all of their antics!

Laura said...

such sweet little critters!

Lui said...

Oh I always love your shots, Connie! You captured them well in their changing shifts! ;-)

s.c said...

Great animal shots. I love them.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Great post and the raccoons are so cute. Margaret

Karen said...

Awww, how sweet! Terrific captures!

Madge Bloom said...

Oh, too cute for words! What is it about raccoons that makes them so adorable? Thanks for sharing on WTS!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Ohhhh adorable.. So cute. Love it.. Regards

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh! oh those baby raccoons!
what a beautiful watch you keep:)
it's as if the wildlife angels
blow you kisses special
because they know you've a heart
to see and appreciate:)
I love that about you,
Jennifer

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I no like ;( Racoons, but they sure are CUTE! I cannot tell you how many times that we have had to Have- A-Heart trap these cuties and take then to new areas to get into trouble. Between Feral Cats and Coons, it is busy around her after dark. Your images make me want to think them over and then I remember what they did last night, and the night before. Big sigh~

Lisa Gordon said...

You are surrounded by the most wonderful wildlife, Connie! These raccoons are just adorable.

Rachel Keeth said...

They are adorable! Wonderful art inspiration.