Over the weekend we put out some extra birdseed on the railing of the front porch.
Our garden birds had returned in small flocks and attacked the feeders - voracious
appetites meant fighting for perches. The now bare fig tree was often full of birds
awaiting their turn at the feeders - some have good manners apparently, others
push and shove!
And then there are these guys! Definitely happy when they discover in no time
another café to have breakfast, and gobble they did. . . . . . along with a few birds,
such as this House finch pair who managed to grab a few seeds too.
We watched a marvelous NOVA 'Nature' TV program at the weekend titled
"A Squirrel's Guide to Success." It was awesome and I learned a lot more about
these creatures who are SO smart! If you have a chance to view that program on
your PBS station, go for it, it's great!
I swear squirrels smile when happy. They can be very naughty digging out bulbs
and eating blooms, but you have to admit they can be cute when not misbehaving!
We have squirrel-proof bird feeders they cannot eat from - expensive
but seem to work well.
Do you have these little guys in your garden?
We're off to spend Thanksgiving in Arizona so, just in case I don't
get back online for a while, we send our best wishes to each of you
for a wonderful holiday celebration.