Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mr. Squirrelypants

Definitely not a ruby-throated hummingbird.

Upon complaining about the squirrels at our bird feeders, my friend Laurie reminded me that they are part of God's creation and need to eat as well. So, rather than wasting time and money attempting to squirrel-proof our feeders, we've found the best thing to do is simply scatter some food on the ground exclusively for them.

If your family is gearing up for the Great Backyard Bird Count, February 13-16, and you don't want the above scene repeated at your home -- admittedly, much funnier now than it was at the time -- don't forget to pick up a bag of corn or peanuts in addition to the sunflower seeds!

4 comments:

Trinity Mommy said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! My son LOVED carving the soap... any excuse to get to use a knife :) I have never heard about the Great Backyard Bird Count... thanks so much for sharing, cant wait to participate!

Jeanne said...

We love squirrels (having none in Australia)...it is possums we complain about!!

When Jemimah visits her Granddad in Wales she spends ages feeding the squirrels...much to Granddad's disgust!

Jeanne

Laura Lee said...

Very gracious of you to feed those rascals! :D

We too look forward to this week of counting birds. Cannot wait to read more about how it happened at your house!

Laurie said...

Ok, well perhaps I was having a generous moment there - so don't get me started on the bunnies who have taken up residence under our deck . . . I shutter to think how many there will be come spring . . .

To add to your bird week extravaganza - you can report "owls" you see or hear in your yard to Mass Audubon society . . . cool

Happy bird watching - LJM

check it out: http://www.massaudubon.org/owls

PS - also do not leave the bird seed on a screened porch - squirrels will, with no regret, rip through the screens to get at the seed . . . vermon . . . ahem, I mean all of Gods lovely creatures - Amen!