Where's the Seed?


I've been thinking that my backyard birds were pretty hungry. Last week I was filling up my feeder almost every morning, only to come home later and find it devastated. Luckily my wingscapes camera showed me what was really going on. The damn squirrels have been eating all the food!


This is how he does it.


And this is the result... a poor hungry bird!

12 comments:

Leeds in Yorkshire photography - Paul said...

Squirrel by another name.. rat with a tail. Now over here in the UK we have cute squirrels, red ones.

Abe Lincoln said...

I stopped fighting the squirrels a number of years ago and now just buy them unsalted peanuts and the birds don't bother them but will eat the peanuts that fall out of their shell.
Pick a Peck of Pixels

Rambling Round said...

That's a good idea, Abe!

Vogon Poet said...

These are very good results for your new device, the first one is excellent and funny!

Rob said...

Quite an unfriendly neighbor!

Halcyon said...

I know there's no way to keep them out. They figure out a way to get past all the baffles and whatnot. Maybe I will try putting out some other food for the squirrels only.

Sometimes the mockingbirds will chase them away. I love it when that happens!

Jacob said...

You just can't win against those damn rodents. Feed 'em or shoot 'em.

Per Stromsjo said...

Maybe I should send Guthrie Gull over to sort things out.

Jim K said...

Funny, but poor birds, LOL.

B SQUARED said...

They are squirrel feeders not bird feeders. We have the same problem.

Hilda said...

Uh oh, greedy squirrel! Poor birds.

brian stout said...

nice series of photos here =)as the bird looks longingly and hungrily into the camera