Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Not put off by the damaged feeder...................................................................

I taped up this squirrel damaged feed a couple of weeks ago and hoped for the best.

Coal Tit
(A) That the birds would still use it.... and after a couple of days they did.

Blue Tit

Goldfinch (taken through my window)

And (B) that the squirrel would struggle to remove the taped on perches.

So far so good... although he still manages to remove the lid...

...and tip out some of the seeds to feed on.
The rest of my garden wildlife seem so polite in comparison.

" No! no! you were here first... I will wait my turn".

11 comments:

Sandra said...

i love love love the shot of the squirrel with his tail hanging down for balance. he looks like he is saying to you, I am here and nothing you can do about it. glad the tape worked

Caroline said...

All my feeders have been replaced by metal ones because of the feisty little red squirrel lady who visits.

joo said...

Love them all, but squirrel is awesome!

Brian King said...

Your goldfinch is a beautiful bird! Colored quite differently than ours. Tree rats are not easily deterred! Good luck, though!

TexWisGirl said...

you make me laugh. :)

Bob Bushell said...

That is funny, good old squirrel.

The Herald said...

Great post Andrew...but you won't win!!...lol...[;o)

Gillian Olson said...

You are an optimist. Love the little birds. I have a new squirrel problem here they are eating the almost ripe figs off my tree and just leaving a little bit of stem and fig so that I know they have been around.

barbara l. hale said...

Nice series! Those darn squirrels!!! But that's a great shot of the squirrel on the crook.

Helene said...

Great captures and wonderful captions. I'm waiting for all the birds to gang up on that squirrel one day. I so hope your camera is ready!

Pantherka said...

Andrew, another amazing images and your chat ... It is not a mistake.