Saturday, August 9, 2008

Squirrel at my Birdfeeder

Silly me, I was really worried about this little guy getting stuck in my bird feeder.

I needn't have worried. He was a pretty darned good acrobat.

He came over looking for peanuts but I didn't have any that day.

He had to be content with the sunflower seeds.

Squirrels for nuts contend, and, wrong or right,
For the world's empire kings ambitious fight.
What odds? -- to us 'tis all the self-same thing,
A nut, a world, a squirrel, and a king.

~ Charles Churchill~


  1. What a character this furry guy must be! They are so amusing to watch aren't they. Nice pictures.

  2. Thanks Ann, yes I love them, very comical but with attitude.

  3. We get squirrels in our garden afer the sunflower seeds and peanuts. They also love, and seem to prefer, peanuts in their shells and will take two at a time! A x

  4. Hi Anne, one of my favorite things to watch is the squirrels eating peanuts out of their shells. Thanks for stopping in and leving a comment.

  5. That is a hilarious shot.....the squirrel in the birdfeeder!!

  6. what lovely photos, he looks so cute, that's until the little darling digs up your bulbs.........LOL

    As usual you take super photos.


  7. Hi Jeanelle, Eve and Gill, thanks for the nice comments. Squirrels are nature's funniest comedians. You never really know what they are going to get up to next.

  8. How do you manage to get such clear photos? Normally animals do not stay still or very long.

  9. That is hilarious! Mine have never managed to do that!

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  11. Hi Cheshire Wife and Mary, that was a total shock for me to see the squirrel inside the birdfeeder as it was supposed to be 'squirrel proof' and the top is locked on with hooks. All I can say is they were diligent.

    I took the photos through my back sliding door. I had sprinkled sunseeds pretty close to the window and ever so slowly they came so close that they didn't seem to mind me staring out at them with camera lens up to the window. I had 'shined' my windows for just such a shot. Occasionally he would pose for me and that's when I took the photos.