Category Archives: feeding birds

Making schizophrenic squirrels

I have schizophrenic squirrels. The poor things don’t know who they are, welcome visitors or hated moochers, and it’s probably our fault. I never started out to feed squirrels. Those things hanging from our shepherd’s hooks and the tree are … Continue reading

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THIS one is my favorite

Supper is over and I’m sitting in my recliner wearing a full-length bathrobe. This morning I put on a cardigan sweater over my t-shirt and jeans. It’s the last day of August and, for all practical purposes, the last day … Continue reading

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It’s a killer

I never thought I’d miss the squirrels, but I do. They may be back eventually, but for now, I think there’s a big red X on our yard and they’re all staying away. I feel sorry for them, despite all … Continue reading

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Window peeking

“Oh look, a chickadee just landed at the platform feeder–nope, it’s gone, but a nuthatch is there now…was there, he grabbed a peanut and got chased out by a fat squirrel…” It sounds like the running commentary at an avian … Continue reading

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Days’ delights

One at a time they flicker down through the trees, so tiny I think they can never hold their own against winter’s fresh snow and cold. But they do. I stand at my kitchen window, breakfast preparations on hold, as … Continue reading

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