“When the Sun of compassion arises, darkness evaporates and the singing birds come from nowhere.” ― Amit Ray
Earlier in the year GC hung a birdfeeder from a nearby tree, since then he now has a birdstation hanging from his third floor balcony. Gerry has discovered that our feathered friends can be very fussy about what they eat, whereas I’ve often noticed they can be quite fussy about the type of feeder but not so much the food.
I used to hang seed feeders as well as peanuts, until one day I observed the squirrels rocking and tipping the seed feeders which resulted in a large amount of seed falling to the ground, and this attracted the rat population! Now I use only peanuts which I purchase in bulk from a local animal-feed barn.
My Nan’s Farm garden cafe is very popular with the locals, but they do leave a mess behind.
Our feathered friends and bushy-tailed mammals are quite adept at removing and spitting out the chaff (husk) from the peanuts!
One of the squirrels is becoming quite brave, and when I’m in the open doorway with my camera he keeps an eye on me and weighs up the situation, but he no longer turns tail and runs.
This week, I was in the kitchen doorway while recording beautiful birdsong, and then the squirrel arrived, so I switched to video and managed the best of both.
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