No Peanuts?!

This is the look of a squirrel whose peanuts were removed.

Buddy, maybe if you weren’t so greedy about them, the feeder would still be hanging out.  You must learn to share with the woodpeckers, the chickadees, the titmice, and the blue jays.

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    • Truth be told, so am I! It wasn’t really the squirrels that irritated me and caused the peanut feeder to disappear (it’s out again, now), it’s those blankety-blank Starlings! They are the devil’s spawn, I believe. But that squirrel’s look was funny and I couldn’t help myself.

      I like that ‘pretty please’ squirrel–pretty sure I’ve seen that one before!!

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      • Oh, my. Thanks for the heads up. I have exactly one starling that showed up this week. Given its appetite, I hope it doesn’t have friends.

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      • Trust me, it’s got friends. A person at Wild Birds Unlimited was the one who gave me the advice to put only a small amount of peanuts in the feeder (about 2 fingers worth) for the morning. Mostly, it’s the desired birds who feed and the squirrels. As soon as I notice (and that’s the trick!) that the starlings have showed up, I take the feeder down until mid-to-late afternoon. They don’t seem to feed then. I just got home and put up the feeder. The first customer was a male Downy Wood pecker, the second was a female Red-bellied Woodpecker.

        The squirrel is waiting until I get busy with something else. 🙂

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    • Isn’t he funny? He looks so disappointed. I used to have to take the feeders in each night because of rats. Yuck! So far this year, it’s just birds and squirrels and I hope it stays that way.

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  1. In NC, we get evening visits from opossums. They actually come right up to the door and look in. My cats are fascinated.

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    • We have opossums, too! I don’t think I’ve ever seen one look through the door, but my cats are always curious about them, though they keep their distance.

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  2. When I was growing up on Long Island my mother used to feed peanuts to the squirrels. They got used to us enough that if we hunched down, held out a peanut, and tapped it on the ground, they would come and take the peanut right out of our hand.

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    • That’s sweet. I’ve known some people who’ve raised orphaned baby squirrels. I’ve volunteered at Austin Wildlife Rescue on and off for a few years and the squirrels are some of my favorite animals to be around.

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  3. Tina I have not written before because my depression has worsened and I have gone to the bottom of the well. But here I am again. I love the picture of the squirrel with its disappointed face because its most precious treasure has been taken from it: the peanut feeder. Surely she has a lot of them buried or hidden by the garden or by holes in the trees: but she is a greedy woman who wants more peanuts. I love squirrels, they are very funny and intelligent animals, as well as cute. Tina, stay safe with your husband from the Covid-19. I don’t know how the virus from Fort in Texas is attacking, but take good care of both of you. Very affectionate greetings from Margarita.

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    • Dear Margarita, I hope you can find some peace and joy. I know this is a hard time and I’m aware that you’re grieving for your beloved father. Please know that many care for you and wish you good health. Please take care.

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      • Tina thank you very much for your kind words of encouragement. To make matters worse the day after I wrote to you, I went down to the pharmacy and halfway there it started to rain very hard and when I got home I was so wet I had to take a shower. I caught cold in the throat and especially in the ears and I have been cold with earaches and body pain but without any fever: today I take the computer for the first day. Thanks Tina. Take care. Very affectionate greetings from Margarita.🌼

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