Monday, January 12, 2009
Well, here is the latest on that darn birdfeeder!
We decided that we would have to take the feeder out of the
tree. Terry put the feeder on a pole bolted to a 16 x 16
patio block and moved it to the grass between the tree and
the porch. He put a baffle on the pole. This pic was taken
during that nice little spurt of 60 degree weather we had
in December. He put the contraption in position and
came in the house to wait. He watched a squirrel scurry up
the tree, out on a branch and take a flying leap....missed!
Victory for our side!!! Wrong! That little rodent scurried back up the
tree for a second try....Victory again...but this time the
squirrel owns it. I think the score is now
Squirrels 2,000,000.....Terry zero, nil, nada, busted.
I laughed as I watched Terry go back out to the tree and
cut off the limb that the furry little guy had leaped from.
We watched and waited again. No squirrels in the feeder!
Terry had beat the squirrel!
I was thinking about posting the victory on this
blog when I walked into the living room and
a squirrel in the feeder.
Back to the drawing board.
We happened to be in Walmart yesterday when
Terry spotted live Christmas tree stands marked
down to $1.85. Two go in the cart, then 2 more
just in case. What in the world do we need these
for, I asked.
That birdfeeder pole of course.
Stay tuned for the next chapter.
Terry has an idea!
During that same bit of warm weather,
I caught this pic of the hawk that hangs
around our house.
Here he is in the tree outside my
kitchen window. He perched there,
watching me, watching him.