Island Life, winter


A new year


a new bird feederred_bird_feeder

One that is especially designed to keep the bully birds blue jays out so that the little song-birds can eat.

It works perfectly. The blue jays are happy on the other feeders and the little birds can eat to their hearts’ content.

But, there’s a little catch with the new feeder.

It not only claimed to keep the bigger birds out, it also claimed to be “squirrel-proof”.

Here’s a closer look at picture #1 in this post.

What could that be?? Let’s back up a bit and show this blurry shot.

Hmmmm . . .  that  looks suspiciously like a squirrel on my “squirrel-proof” feeder.

I took this shot a few days later  – definite proof that my “squirrel-proof” feeder wasn’t all that it claimed to be.


To be fair, I’m sure the makers of this product didn’t have our Island squirrels in mind – they’re quite tiny.


And cute.

Good thing!



10 thoughts on “new

  1. Sweet photos of the chickadee and the squirrel. I like your feeder and if it was hanging on my clothesline the squirrels wouldn’t get near it! I like that the seed is protected from the rain a bit too. We get Hairy Woodpeckers all the time and they hog the sunflower silo. I can see an investment coming. 🙂 Have a great week!

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    • We get hairy woodpeckers too Pam, as well as the downy, but mostly on our suet feeder. Once I saw a pileated woodpecker – it just landed on the tree and then took off. Wish I had gotten a picture!


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