I haven’t posted about the feeder for a while.
Here is little Red-Breasted Nuthatch. Like most Nuthatches they tend to like being upsidedown.
The other day I heard a “SMACK” against the window and, when I went outside I saw one of these fellow sitting on the ground next to the house. I slowly picked it up. It looked at me for a bit and flew away, apparently not too much the worse for the bump.
Nuthatches and Chicakdees form common flocks just during the winter.
Have you had the experience when in a familiar setting of something catching the edge of your eye and, instantly, you know that it is unusual?
Thus, it transpired for me today.
I was diligently working on my article for the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, and out of my eye’s corner I saw something odd. Looking up, I saw an unusual squirrel running from an unaccustomed (for them) direction toward the tree next to the house.
Black squirrels are not especially rare in this part of the world, but I have never seen one anywhere near my place.
I loath the enemy squirrel, of course, but the oddity of it brings it to my blog today.
By contrast, this is the gray enemy.
This is the sort of tree rat which has earned my eternal enmity. Once you have the experience of squirrels getting into some place in your house, you will even aim for them when you are driving. But I digress.
And the smaller red enemy.
All within a few minutes.
In any event, I will make an appeal now for donations for feed. As I have said in times past, “It’s more than tuppence a bag”.
I feed them from your donations. I haven’t had to make many appeals for awhile since, few months ago, someone donated a large quantity of good stuff (lots of peanuts, etc.) which has the high fat content the birds benefit from in freezing cold weather. But that is nearly gone, now. Therefore, I am happy to beg your kindness.