Thursday, October 20, 2011

My new bird feeder - Skywatch Friday


"That crazy lady staring at me through the bedroom window thinks I can't get to her bird feeder. I'm going to show her."


"This is way too easy."


"Oh, wait, I think I might fall."


Finally, a bird. But it's just an ole blue jay. He'll probably scare way all of the small cute birds.


Ibis on our neighbor's dock in the rain.


Our resident night heron comes to visit as the sun goes down.


Perfect ending to the weekend.

Yes, I made it way to easy for those squirrels. I put the bird feeder too close to the branch. I'm going to try and move it farther out and lower it. I might try and find something to put over the top so they can't slide down so easily. I know, squirrels always figure out a way. At one point I had one squirrel on the feeder and 3 others on the ground below it chowing down on the seed that had fallen. Any suggestions?

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14 comments:

  1. give up before you expend too much energy. :)

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  2. Another canidate for the olympics!! Great series. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. What fun with the squirrel, and I always love your birds. Lovely sunset, too, Dina.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  4. It looks just like my back yard in SD, till you get to the ibis! Squirrels are the same whether they have a deep south or an out west genealogy.

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  5. Beautifully taken!

    Sky Watch at my page, please come and see. Have a nice weekend!

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  6. hahaha that is cute to look at. I call blue jays bullies, but it amuses me when a blue jay can't come to the bird feeder because the small ones knew how to fight back, lol. Thanks for sharing the photos this just reminds me I have to put more bird seeds now. ^_^
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  7. Amazing how those squirrels find the feeders! Love your heron.

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  8. Bird feeder or is it a squirrel feeder. I have the same problem. Love the photos, especially the yellow night heron and the gorgeous sunset.

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  9. Dina, I brought that very same feeder. While away for three days the seed level dropped below their reach one squirrel chewed a big hole in the plastic at one port.
    The feeders in wire cages work best hanging in trees. I also have a pole 5 feet from trees and have it baffled at about 4 feet high. So far they haven't been able to reach the 3 feeders above the baffle.
    Hope this helps. I know your pain.

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  10. Great story line and pics... and quite an assortment of birds!!

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