Standing in line at the popular home DIY store holding onto my first birdfeeder, food, and pole when the smartey pants 80 year old behind me says, “buying a squirrel feeder eh?”… (ha ha everyone is a comedian…) holding back what was actually going through my mind (who the hell is talking to you?!!), I said, ‘I will feed anyone willing to visit’ (Such a diplomat right?).
I expected the squirrels to B&E the feeder, but I have a feeling that after seeing them throughout the day eat only what was dropped, this must be the doing from the ‘masked bandit’ (fat bastard!)
So now I am left with a huge bag of feed, a broken feeder, and the question of how to take reservations for the breakfast/lunch/dinner rush from birds only. Saying that out loud makes me feel like I discriminate and honestly I just want everyone to share and everyone to get along.
I don’t mind feeding all the wildlife that walks through the yard (yes even skunks), but thinking that the next door neighbor is rocking 5 birdfeeders maybe I should just stick to my water bar (which is sometimes used as a bath, I find it a bit gross to drink your own bath water but, hey, I am not a bird).
Hahaha! I had to laugh at that 80 yr. old smarty pants’ comment! I immediately knew what she was talking about. We live in a rural area with lots of wildlife, and I have become more and more amazed at the acrobatic skills of squirrels! They are rascally little buggars!
I think we are on our 3rd bird feeder that seems to work well for the birds. I also have another one, metal and sturdy, which the squirrels can “shake” and enjoy the spilled food which lays on the ground. Like you, we are happy to feed all the wildlife that visits, it’s especially nice though, if they don’t destroy the restaurant! 😉 Great post!
Thank you – glad you could relate and enjoy 🙂