Tuesday, March 24, 2009

PATIO WILDLIFE UPDATE

I hadn't seen the doves since Sunday so I climbed up to investigate - no more eggs.


I think the squirrel that has been driving Hilda crazy may have eaten them for a midnight snack. I have seen it on the patio a few times.


This squirrel has also been up in my mosaic area. It has chewed through the tarps and then tore up all my boxes, it is a major mess and a lot of my things were exposed for a while before I was aware of the invasion.


I am so sorry to miss out on watching the baby birds.


Today the squirrel was eating up all the special (expensive) bird seed I bought for the dove family. So I dropped the feeder down with about 3 feet of wire to get it out of reach from the arbour.
I went to the gym at noon and jumped into the shower when I got home, I was opening the bathroom window when I saw that the squirrel was trying over and over to figure out how to get to the seeds. There was a big blue jay squawking at it the whole time, and then I yelled at it and it took off. It was doing a good job figuring out how to get to the feeder - so I'll have to make a new plan if the birds are going to get any of the seeds.
I had no idea working from home would be so involved.

4 comments:

smalltownmom said...

Smart squirrel.

(I've had issues with raccoons who are smart enough to open a locked cat door and invade my house!)

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

I'm just going to say it: I really hate squirrels.

Lisa said...

Dang it. I have a love/hate thing with squirrels. I think they're cute until they do something naughty.

Barb said...

I am having an on going battle with my squirrels and the bird feeders, too. They're like a GANG--they come, six at a time and they do this thing where one hangs from the feeder and makes it off balance so that all the seed pours out of the holes to his buddies down below.

This makes me homicidal.

I KNOW it's cold up here and that they need to eat, too. But I hates them, my precious. And I'm going to do the wire thing as soon as it gets light. Little buggars. Let them clean up what they've spilled.