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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Share and Share Alike

Quite often, when I look outside, I'll see a squirrel on the wall or fence, sitting on his haunches, chowing down on the seeds I put out for the birds.  My husband jokes that they are just ignoring the "No Squirrels Allowed" sign.

I really don't mind, I find them quite entertaining.  I could sit and watch them for hours -- well, I do, sometimes.

I was even more amused yesterday, when I happened to see something I hadn't seen before --  a Mourning Dove standing on the squirrel feeder, helping himself.



A little while later, there was a Blue Jay out there, also pecking over the remains of the morning's squirrel breakfast.



But the squirrels had the last laugh. I couldn't believe my eyes when I was heading outdoors with my coffee and saw this young lady IN the birdfeeder!




Life is never dull around here.  I hope that doesn't change when our subdivision, as yet less than one quarter built out, gets filled in.

Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.

3 comments:

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

How sweet is that? I adore the local squirrels.

Jayne said...

Thanks Lisa. I enjoy them too.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

The birds and squirrels are so fun to watch. I stand and look out the window all the time. The Blue Jays there are really pretty, so blue!