Friday, December 26, 2008
Birds vs. Squirrels
That feeder has held up remarkably. Situated in the midst of several lilac bushes, the feeder is visited from dawn to dusk by sparrows, juncos, chickadees, and two pair of cardinals. When the sun is shining, the male cardinal glows in the tree like a ruby.
And every day the neighborhood squirrels make another pass at trying to figure out how to access the food.
Yesterday my niece was here for Christmas breakfast and we had a nice time watching the activity around the feeder. The cardinals showed up and garnered some applause. And of course, the squirrels. At 9, she's actually turning into a quite a good photographer. She provided some nice documentation on the tenacity of the squirrels, Christmas day.