Reader Diana MacPherson was wandering through the woods near her workplace when she came upon a chipmunk. Can you spot it? Answer at 11 a.m.
Spot the chipmunk
September 17, 2015 • 8:30 am
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There’s a nightjar in it somewhere?
Is it crawling along a root or branch almost dead center of the photo, just to the right of the trunk? I think I see a chipmunk there.
Horizontally centered, vertically in the top 1/4. A bit to the right of the tree perched on a fallen branch or root looking over its right shoulder back at the camera.
Got it! Frankly not much of a test if I can see it, I usually haven’t a clue.
Got it! Good one, Diana!
I could hardly see the beastie when I took the picture on my phone.
I have tried to do exactly what you did with chipmunks, with having a ‘find the –‘ in mind. But then I lose it in the viewfinder and off it goes.
Yeah, there is one photo I took with no chipmunk in it (or so I think anyway).
I don’t know about the chipmunk.* But I think I can see Diana, behind the photo, true to her name, hunting chipmunks!
*Not really, I saw it at once. Chipmunks are not so quirky as nightjars is.
I should hunt the ungrateful beasts for putting junk in my car & costing me money after I feed them nice seeds & peanuts & give them water to drink!
I found it, but only after I enlarged the photo.
The chipmunks in my backyard are easy to spot — and getting bold, too. They run under my chairs now and in between my feet. Lucky for them they’re cute, not in their destructive phase, and not very good for eating.
Yes, I can spot the chipmunk.
I have no Chipmunks, only Eastern Grey Squirrels, and in abundance at that.
About 10% above dead-center.
Around Chicago we also have Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrels (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus), which I briefly confused with chipmunks when I first moved here. They are gray, however, not reddish tan.
Very cute, Diana. I’m afraid it’s not much of a challenge, though. 🙂 But I’m sure it was much harder to see when shooting!
It was just enough of a challenge to be interesting, but not so much as to be demoralizing. I like chipmunks. I think that’s why it was easier to spot this one than animals I don’t much care for. (Sorry nightjars, sorry moths.)