Wednesday, February 3, 2010

THE SHOT I COULDN'T GET


Had a squirrel at the feeder this morning that was either a newbie or felt like trying a new way to access the sunflower seeds. Not necessarily this squirrel. The other one was hanging by one foot from the hummingbird on the crook and apparently using the front paws to pull the feeder closer and chowing down. Lost his grip, managed to get up top, was startled by a passing car took off and then came back.

The second time he shinnied up the poles and tried the direct approach; hanging onto the poles below the humming birds and reaching for the feeder with the front paws. And this where I wish I could have gotten the shot. Squirrel is stretched between poles and feeder, hanging on for all he’s worth. The poles were wet, the feet went slipping down the pole and squirrel went flying, Finally seemed to say the heck with it and went back to square one. Hanging from the roof of the feeder by the hind legs and stuffing his little cheek pouches. So funny, but almost impossible to get the shot.

5 comments:

marigolds2 said...

Birdfeeders are certainly a source of enjoyment and entertainment, aren't they? We don't seem to have squirrels here, at least not in our backyard, but I have enjoyed my birds in the snow this morning immensely.

Toon said...

You'd think a squirrel would never have a calm, quiet moment where he could think these strategies through. They must though.

Lisa :-] said...

Damn, I miss my squirrels! Still not enough trees around our neighborhood to entice them down from the hills...!

sunflowerkat321 said...

They get pretty frantic don't they?!? The squirrels seem to be staying away from our feeders this year. Maybe they don't want to compete with the jays and the flickers.

salemslot9 said...

we enjoy our
squirrels lil antics, too!