This morning for the third time in the past month this is what I have seen when I walked outside. I need to get one of those nature cameras that are triggered by motion to see what is doing this to my birdfeeder.
At this point in time my mind has gone from a possible group of rogue squirrels that come and vandalize my feeder to a raccoon or could it be a bear? They can be found north of here about 50 miles but we haven’t seen any in our area yet. I would really like to know. It is not an easy task to knock this feeder down but whatever it is, it has been successful one too many times. Perhaps I don’t need a camera maybe I will have to sit quietly on my porch all night to see what comes. Maybe I’m not ready to know what lurks in my backyard each evening while I sleep.
It has been fun watching the birds this spring. I watched the other day as one woodpecker stayed on the tree and made squeaktoy sounds while another went to the feeder, got some sunflower seeds, and returned to the tree to feed the other. Then the squeaktoy sounds would begin again and the other was off for more seeds.
Yesterday there was a ruckus to my left and as a looked there were two Robins chasing a squirrel up one tree and down the next and back up the third tree and then the squirrel headed horizontally across from tree to tree with the robins chasing him. I wonder what he was up to that started the chase?
The feeder has had many different types of birds visit it so far this spring. I have seen Woodpeckers, Nuthatch, Grosbeak, Cardinals, Purple Finch, Gold Finch, Red winged Blackbird, Cedar Waxwing, Ruby Throated Hummingbirds, Mourning Dove and Robins so far this spring. I have to get some oranges out and maybe the Orioles will come for a visit.