Sunday, 16 March 2014

The cage feeder does keep the squirrels out............. but not the Wood Mouse

Back in October we treated ourselves to this "squirrel proof" feeder.

It's proved to be up to the job... and the small birds love it.

This morning I spotted the Wood Mouse (a good climber) having a feed... 
...protected from predators?

Linking to Our World Tuesday and Camera Critters

29 comments:

ADRIAN said...

Worth the money for the mouse. Feeders are expensive.

TexWisGirl said...

so darn cute!

David said...

As I was filling my feeders, I left the lid of the metal can off. When I came back, a little mouse was happily gorging himself. I let him get his fill before chasing him off.

Carole M. said...

you could hardly deny it the pleasure Andrew; great shot

The Herald said...

That's a great shot Andrew...[;o)

Stephanie said...

This is a wonderful shot!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Just beautiful.. Cheers..

Arija said...

Drew, that is the best looking feeder I have seen yet and good for keeping squirrels out.
I'd love to entice the birds to a feeder, trouble is, only the big destructive parrots are brave enough and since I already have hundreds of them that steal or just destroy all our fruit, I really am wary of a population explosion.

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness!

dinascitywildlife.com said...

But so cute!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You can't win -- but your thieving critters are all so cute!

Adam Jones said...

Oh that's probably one predator you don't mind having at the bird feeder. Lovely stuff Andrew.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what fun shots!! Nope, you can't win, but I do agree with Sallie, they are SO cute! Thanks for sharing the fun, Andrew! Have a great week!!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a beautiful feeder! The mouse is adorable - and so resourceful. You've just gotta love it! xo Karen

eileeninmd said...

What a cute mouse! The feeder is pretty. Have a happy week!

Cynthia said...

Smart little fellow, and a great photo.

Fun60 said...

Worth it just to get that shot.

carol l mckenna said...

Glad the bird feeder worked except for the mouse ~ Great shots for OWT ~ xxx

artmusedog and carol

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

He's a tiny little fellow!

Valerie said...

A delightful capture Andrew - thanks for sharing (in more ways than one!)

Brian King said...

LOL! He's about the size of many birds! I've never seen a mouse in a bird feeder, though.

Stewart M said...

Nice picture - they always find a feed.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Even a mouse knows what is good for her…..

Bob Bushell said...

Cute. No way are they, the mouse is perfect choice, absolutely stunning.

Sandy Kessler said...

Your blog is pure joy lovely cage

bailey-road.com said...

What an adorable photo of the little wood mouse. That feeder is really pretty.

Andrea said...

Well, at least the Wood Mouse doesn't eat as much as the squirrels, so you are still ahead.
That is a very nice feeder ... wondering where you found it. I am trying to wean my squirrels ... they have grown dependent on my feeders and need to learn to fend for themselves ... I won't be here forever and then what will they do? Nice post Andrew ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Heather Wilde said...

Well that's got the "ahhhh" factor. Just a little bit too cute.

S. Etole said...

Such an attractive bird feeder.