Thursday, 9 April 2015

I am feeding more squirrels than birds................. and it's costing me a fortune

 The feeders are being emptied at a furious rate.

It's costing me a small fortune... Hey ho! they have to dine somewhere.

Our World Tuesday

15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

until you've fed 150-250 whistling ducks all winter long, i'm not gonna listen to your feed bill complaints. :)

Merisi said...

Great capture, at great expense! ;-)

Back in DC, my husband tried all sort of contraptions to keep the tree rats out of the feeding trough for the birds, alas, unsuccessfully.

Bob Bushell said...

Well, I think they are beautiful. But, I would love to see red ones!

Margaret Adamson said...

You will haveto buy the feeders that let the birds feed but stop the Squirrels!

Mary Cromer said...

If you can get Safflower seed over there, they do not care for it as much, maybe try some of that. I try to get seed that is both corn and sunflower free, as those are the Squirrels go to foods~

Dave Wenning said...

Hah! You're not even on the same continent and have the same problem as I do. By the way, how did they get to the UK? We don't even know how they got to the western US. Can you get safflower seed and pepper suet? The Eastern Grays don't like either one. Black sunflower is a squirrel magnet.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, love those squirrels and they do eat!!! They're cleaning out my pocketbook!! Fun shot for the day!!

Photo Cache said...

LOL, I've been there. But I couldn't get made. These squirrels are very cute.

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Amy Franks said...

awww how cute, we don't have them here, but we do hve ducks turn up for food :-)

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Those guys are very clever, unfortunately. Great capture.

ladyfi said...

Fabulous shot.

Valerie said...

a marvellous capture Andrew - hope you've got a deep wallet/pocketbook!

Fun60 said...

I don't think they have come up with a perfect squirrel free bird feeder yet. Make a fortune if you could design one.

Ela said...

I love those beautiful creatures ! They are cute !
Great shot !
Greetings

Minkamo said...

Haha - these squirrels know where they get the goodies ;-)
We also have a couple in the adjacent forest, and although they have an own feeding ground, they plunder the birds' one, too.

I posted some photos on my blog, in case you are interested and find some time, I would be pleased if you have look:
http://minkamo.blogspot.de/2015/02/gartenbesucher-garden-visitors.html