Sunday, November 18, 2007

HELPING YOURSELF

We keep the sunflower seeds on the porch in a recycled plastic bucket the Kiwanis club used to sell strawberries. The bucket has been getting a little battered and since it folds up the fold finally wore out. It's been showing signs of toothy explorations for awhile now, too.

Heard an odd thumping sound this morning and found this little lady on the porch.

Looks very polite doesn't she? And hopeful.

Heading back to try for more.

The trick is to get the lid up long enough to get your front end inside to grab some seeds. I think this might be the one I spotted watching me refill the front yard feeder Saturday morning. Standing very straight, unafraid, and watchful. Moved a little way off, she came over, shinnied up the poles holding the feeder and tucked in. Closest I've ever been to one. Obviously nobody has taught this one that people can be real twits at times.

3 comments:

rdautumnsage said...

I love that reference to people being real twits at times. That they can be. We keep our birdfeeder full all year around, we have an unusual amount of Blue Jays lately. Beautiful birds, they tend to make a mess themselves. The Squirrels eat the crab apples that have fallen along with the local deer population. The neighbors are not that happy we keep feeders overflowing for the bird's. They have netting on a couple of fruit trees. When will they learn there is plenty for everyone. I doubt they actually eat or use all the berries off the bushes anyway. (Hugs) Indigo

toonguykc said...

I love how squirrels pose...they are naturals.

xx
Russ

tenyearnap said...

She looks ver well-fed! --Cin