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This is the squirrel birdfeeder war. The birdfeeder hangs outside my window filled with sunflower seeds. The only way a squirrel can get to it is by hurling itself onto the screen, turning around and doing a leap onto the very slippery birdfeeder, and then hanging upside down to get the seeds. I think last winter the squirrels got as much as the birds. Fair enough.
1st Apr 2014, 14:48   | tags:,

swamprose says:

okay, confess. who highlighted that squirrel? Always a thrill. Thank you. Nice to be back.

1st Apr 2014, 19:02

shitake says:

I know it's a squirrel but still it doesn't look like the most comfortable way for feeding, huh?
So maybe they need some kind of squirrelfeeder...
Anyway fascinating set. :)

1st Apr 2014, 19:20

Viv says:

not me :) clever critters squirrels

1st Apr 2014, 20:20

nige says:

Haha, I remember you taking one of these some time back. Ingeniousquirrel.

1st Apr 2014, 21:21

swamprose says:

Shitake, these are the kind of squirrels we have in Toronto. Do you have squirrels? Different ones?

2nd Apr 2014, 02:43

shitake says:



Yes we have the squirrels, but usually they are red, sometimes black.



The red squirrel feeds on "acorns, hazelnuts, chestnuts and beech flowers, eat fungi, berries and caterpillars."

And you know, such behaviour as at your photos above is absolutely unusual to me, cos here they are really shy!

3rd Apr 2014, 05:09

swamprose says:

Those ears are terrific. Love them.

Completely different from our squirrels. Ours come in black, grey and rarely, white. And our squirrels are not shy--they'll take a nut from you, but you can never catch one.

3rd Apr 2014, 05:28

Jane Doe says:

That black one is beautiful, similar to our native reds

3rd Apr 2014, 11:33

mysteritmo says:

What a fantastic series!! Love the top one. Must be the best photograph I've seen in years. Funny too! :)

3rd Apr 2014, 18:47

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