Those sneaky squirrels…

We have a couple bird feeders, bird houses and a bird bath on our property. This of course attracts the squirrels who use the bird bath and eat the fallen seed.

This past spring, Finches used the bird house in the front twice to nest and lay eggs. The bird house in the back yard, designed with a larger opening for the Mourning Doves, has never been used.

Now I know why…

Those squirrels sure are agile creatures!

DCG

 

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Dr. Eowyn
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DCG,

God bless your home for hosting a nest for the finches!

Alma
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Alma

DCG, loving Nature makes us closer to GOD. May God bless us all.

MarkyMark
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MarkyMark

Dr. E, Hahaha, that brings back memories! My late mother had a bird feeder in the back yard, and the squirrels were frequent guests. It was one of those mounted on a pole you stick in the ground. First it was located by the trees, where they easily accessed the feeder. We moved it away from the trees, but the squirrels were not deterred; they simply shimmied up the pole. One squirrel would get up there, then dump birdseed on the ground for his fellow squirrels. So, I took some lubricating grease, and slathered it on the pole. My mother… Read more »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

We have the same thing going. When the birds and squirrels are through the possums come out. What they miss our chickens get.

Jackie Puppet
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The golden squirrels seem to be a bit more aggressive, and not quite afraid of humans as the gray squirrels I feed. Even if I’m on the porch with my laptop, and I have the front door open, the gold squirrel will venture inside, and see the 30 lb. buckets that I keep the squirrel food in. The same one will also descend down the windows, and I’m very tempted to leave one open, just to see if he’ll venture inside while I’m there. He still won’t let me pet him, no matter how many nuts I offer him… I… Read more »

greenworxx
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greenworxx

Squirrels and raccoons are experts at “Hang Ten” and it’s so fun to watch!

Dave
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LOL – That tree rat is obviously a democrat. 😉

CalGirl
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CalGirl

I know this is “late” entry, but I’ve just been “catching up.” My late parents fed birds and other wildlilfe, alike , in their large, half-acre city lot near an old, established park (with 300-+ -year-old oaks, etc). Of course, the squirrels were smartest, and raided the bird food…until, my parents started a squirrel-feeding “center” on the railings of their back deck…..in-shell peanuts and other treasures…all lined up on the large back deck railings…..Upon which the squirrels in their backyard trees ‘bought-in.” They began almost immediatley to recogize the “cache” that ws set up for them….very easy to get…and the… Read more »