Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Squirrel Feeder

The boys and I made a bird feeder the other day. The classic "cover a pinecone with peanut butter and bird seed and hang it from a tree" kind. We watched it for days. No birds. (I think they are little spoiled over at the bird sanctuary across the street.) Yesterday I came downstairs and found this guy going to town on our bird feeder. Wyatt thought it was horribly sad that he was stealing it from the poor birdies, but I thought it was kind of funny. I knew the squirrels were probably going to get it since I hung it from a huge branch and there is just more squirrel activity than bird activity in our yard.
Well he chewed the thing clean and all that remains is a little twig tied to our tree with a piece of yarn.

__________________________________________He really loved it!

I have a real bird feeder hanging up for the birds that the squirrels can't get, but even that one doesn't see much activity. So perhaps I will just stick to feeding the squirrels.


Jaynee~ said...

Haaa...That's been my experience too. Well, I do get a lot of birds, but the squirels just seem to take over. I kinda think they deserve the seeds...after all, they have to work harder for them by doing all kinds of acrobatics to reach the feeders. They even hang upside down! They are way more entertaining than the birds.
Sometimes we actually have "squirel wars" between the two different kinds of squirels. The little red ones chase the big gray 'kitty sized' ones away. Too funny! Enough about the squirel watching...that's for the birds!

Anonymous said...

I think that you should feed fish. You can catch them later which means that you are actually gong to entertain yourself twice.
Uncle Bubba

The Raudenbush Family said...

Squirrels get a bad rap. I mean, what's wrong with feeding squirrels? They are pretty cute...except for the one that managed to get into our basement a few years back. He was just plain evil.