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Archive for December 8th, 2013

Bird Feeder Season

Word got around quickly after I set up the bird feeder at the corner of the patio, one week before Mary’s Project Feederwatch data collection started up:

Nuthatch on patio

Nuthatch on patio

You can tell this chipmunk wasn’t at all bothered by my presence:

North end of southbound chipmunk

North end of southbound chipmunk

We call them fur birds, but they don’t count for Feederwatch:

Chipmunk in vacuum cleaner mode

Chipmunk in vacuum cleaner mode

A few days later, I put a casserole of fresh-cooked brown rice on a patio table to cool, only to have a raccoon drag it off. Of course, the Pyrex bowl shattered on the concrete: neither of us got much of the rice…

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