October 15, 2016

New Feeder Sparks a Struggle


I don't usually put up a bird feeder this early in fall because the bears are still out prowling and sniffing the air.  This feeder just arrived from Amazon and I wanted to test it out so I put just a bit of sunflower seed in it, which immediately started falling out through the mesh. Some stayed in there though, and the birds and squirrels came promptly.

The birds appeared to be hungry! They competed for the right to cling to the feeder and partake.

Mr. Cardinal didn't try to perch but ate off the grass. He also observed the rumble at the feeder from a safe distance.

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15 comments:

  1. Love the bird photos. You captured them at the perfect moment.

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  2. Hello, looks like a nice feeder. Great birds and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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  3. Those squirrels never give up. I've observed that cardinals prefer solid foundations when available. Either the ground or a a feeder with a platform.

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  4. thats a big feeder. I am getting ready to put mine up, but wait for the cold more

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  5. Oh boy...out to amazon I go later today to shop!!

    What a fun post and fantastic images today.

    Thanks so much for joining in with us birders this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'....it's always a pleasure.

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  6. Hello!:) Lovely action shots, and cute squirrel captures. You have some nice feeders, and I like your new one.:)

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  7. Love all your action shots! Looks like your house was the place to be if you're a bird or squirrel!

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  8. The critters will appreciate that!

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  9. Nice shots! I have just put up a new feeder outside of my office window so hope to see some action there! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. That is a neat looking feeder. Love your bird shots.

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  11. I suspect, that in the end, the squirrels will win! Nice pictures.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  12. Fabulous
    Fabulous
    Fabulous

    Loved seeing all these photo's

    All the best Jan

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  13. Well, that certainly didn't take long! Hmmm ... it is one thing to feed the squirrels along with the birds the seeds are meant for, but another thing entirely to feed bears! Yup, I'd wait awhile too. That is an adorable feeder!

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  14. I bet that feeder will be a popular spot. It's fun to watch the birds come and dine.

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