It was a very good day to be out. The sun and warmth were so nice after the scary cold temps of the last week. Relief seemed to be in the air. This beautiful dog, enjoying the warm-up with his humans, came by and dropped his “Frisbee” at my feet. I was very honored. Click on pictures to enlarge.
The backyard is a wonderful place to spend some time. So many of us run out to our cars, run into the office, grocery store, etc., and never stop and look around, or look up. We’ve been trying to make a point of having our morning coffee in the yard (at least while it is still warm enough to do so). Once you start looking, start really paying attention to all the beings around you, you may find you’re not able to stop, and that’s not a bad thing. It happened to me. Click on pictures to enlarge.
We had several chickadees visit today. The squirrels are trying to figure out how to get into the feeder. They climb down the chain, but once they get to the dome over the seed, they slide off (it’s not a long fall). It works out well for everyone as the squirrels shake lose enough seed from the feeder that they can get it from the ground, while the birds still have access to feeder. Everyone eats!
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The squirrels and the birds have no problem cooperating. The squirrels and ground-feeding birds eat the seed on the ground that the “clinging” birds knock down. I give them a little help by spreading a few seeds on the ground. So far, the squirrels have not been able to knock this feeder down, so it works out for everyone. We also throw out apple cores. The squirrels love them. Click on pictures to enlarge.
This squirrel made several trips up to her nest with bundles of leaves bigger than she is. Time to get ready for winter. Click on picture to enlarge.