Saturday, January 11, 2014

CAMERA CRITTERS AND SATURDAY'S CRITTERS

Today I am linking with Misty's Camera Critters and Eileen's Saturday's Critters.  Thank you for hosting these great memes ladies.


A while ago we had bought a new bird feeder but I guess it wasn't that sturdy.  Our resident squirrels literally tore it apart!  They ripped the inserts out of the holes where the birds rested on their perches, and at each whole an even bigger hole had been made by sharp little teeth.



You are a naughty boy but I still can't help but love you.


Well, when we were out and about the other day we bought another feeder.  This one is a little sturdier and of course old bossy boots found it first.  Gregg took these photos of him on the feeder.





Tsk!


But then it wasn't long after that they left it alone and the birds were waiting in the wings, so to speak.

The following photos are of a Tufted Titmouse, a Song Sparrow (identified by our host of Saturday's Critters (link above) - thanks Eileen), and a Carolina Wren.


They got their fair share.


And we're going out for more bird seed later on today.


33 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

at least they trade dining time.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, the squirrels can be little devils sometimes. I like your new feeder. You have wonderful yardbirds, I see you have a Song Sparrow there too. Thanks for linking up to Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

Brian King said...

LOL! They're furry little monsters! We've had good luck this winter with our squirrels being content to eat on the ground. The birds seem to like the new feeder!

Cottage Tails said...

I ALWAYS love looking at photos of squirrels they look such cheeky fellas. I do think NZ misses out not having any.

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Love your photos (as always) and I'm glad you've got food out for the critters. Around here we can't do bird feeders (or squirrels) because bears are attracted to them.

Gail Dixon said...

Where'd you find that feeder? The squirrels are driving me insane over here. Lovely photos!

Sandy Kessler said...

bird close ups love it that red con feder really pops on a gray day

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You have great birds -- and feeding them is so important in the winter weather! Squirrels are just naughty by nature aren't they?

We had starlings rip apart our feeder in Oregon a couple of summers ago...Bill used duct tape and last summer we used it just like that...kind of spoiled my feeder pix, but the feeder did work and the starlings couldn't rip out the perches.

Debbie said...

hehe, awesome images!! i always think, can't we all just get along!!

SquirrelQueen said...

Squirrels have to check out anything new, they are so nosy, but fun to watch. You have some really cute visitors to your yard.

Kay said...

The whole look of all the photos with the squirrel and birds brings me my memories back of winters in Illinois. Sigh...

gigihawaii said...

I am still having trouble accessing your blog from my favorites list and from my blog roll. I came here today via Kay's blog roll, would you believe! Any way, lovely photos of the squirrel and birds, Denise. I adore your photography and also Gregg's.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful visitors at your feeders. I like both the birds and the squirrels. Happy weekend to you!

Bill Nicholls said...

You have to like a tree rat even though they killed off our reds they are cute

Carole M. said...

it's a hard call for the squirrel; they are rather sweet to look at but nobody wants them?? They're hungry too ....glad I'm not in a squirrels cloak :)!

EG CameraGirl said...

Squirrels are amazingly fast about locating feeders, right? But they ARE cute. ;))

Jane and Chris said...

Your squirrels are HUGE!
I don't care who eats the seeds..a hungry tummy,is a hungry tummy!
Jane x

Elephant's Child said...

Wow. No squirrels here - it is the cockatoos (and corellas) who wreak havoc. And are still welcome.

Karen said...

I love my squirrel residents! You could baffle your pole. Love the Titmouse, has to be one of the cutest birds ever.

artmusedog and carol mckenna said...

Delightful critters and great photos ~ carol, xxx
www.acreativeharbor.com

Carol said...

Lovely to see your birds and squirrels feeding. Here in Australia it is very hot and all we put out is lots of cold water for the birds. If we feed one parrot we feed hundreds and they are house wreckers, not just feeder vandals. However, they are very loveable, of course. I hope you are coping in the cold that we hear about on TV.

Marina said...

Happy New Year dear Denise!!!
Did you recive anything from Greece? It was almost a month ago...Let me know please!

Adam said...

The squirrels probably wonder why the birds eat from the squirrel feeder

diane b said...

Great shots of the squirrel. Maybe you should by another one and write "For Squirrel" On one and "For Birds" on the other and then teach the critters to read.

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!

Mimsie said...

Truly beautiful photographs and thanks for sharing them with us. We don't have squirrels in Perth and are told not to feed the wild birds but some people still do. We have a magpie that visits each summer for a few days and we feed her with low fat cheese which she seems to enjoy.

Stewart M said...

Great pictures.

I think squirrels v bird feeders is always an unfair battle!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Valerie said...

I have finally found feeders the squirrels can't wreck. They have a good try though... smiles.

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Great!! It looks like an animal restaurant! :-)
Nice post Denise!

Enjoy your Sunday ;-)
Gert Jan Hermus
dzjiedzjee.blogspot.com

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Glad the birds get some, those darn squirrels can be so greedy:)

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Ha Ha, tomorrow I share my new remedy for curing squirrels who like to steal bird food (for Nature Notes).

Carver said...

Great shots of the squirrel and birds.

Michelle said...

I love that cute squirrel!