Trying To Keep The Birds Around, But…

Instead of birds flocking to my yard this Spring, I mostly have squirrels doing acrobatics on my feeders so they can chew up the seed. Without many plants and flowers in my new yard, I wanted to keep the bug-eating birds here by offering them seed, but the gray squirrels take over and help themselves. […]

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Little Red Squirrel Christmas Greeting Card

This little red squirrel was chowing down on the birdseed in a hanging feeder next to the house when I captured this shot. I took a series of photos while he happily stuffed his little face but thought this one was cute to add to a Christmas card. I especially love the snow flakes on […]

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Feeding Wildlife: Squirrels Getting Fat on Bird Seed

When I first put out bird feeders this year at my new place, none of the birds seemed interested. For days no creature even came near any of the seed and I put out good stuff! I buy “Chickadee’s Choice” which has sunflower seeds and nuts of all kinds, and that is usually gobbled up […]

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The Downside of Having Cats

There have been no cats in my life for so long that I had forgotten the one thing about them that is uncontrollable if they roam the outdoors. They will catch anything smaller than them that moves. Richie, in the picture, showed his hunting skills just after he was adopted by us by catching a […]

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Demanding Squirrels, A Picture Story

My squirrels are crazy…and bold! Once all the seed they can steal from the birds is gone they come looking for more – even if it means coming inside! Heading to the food source Hello..I need more seeds… Don’t worry honey, I’ll find a way in..(his wife is in the background) I see how this […]

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