Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Woodpecker

Mr. Woodpecker sneaks in for a go at the nets, but usually flies away before I can get a shot.  This evening I was lucky.




 




Woodpecker on the net

Monday, April 21, 2014

Rain

The rain didn’t stop her from a visit.  Instead of taking nuts to bury, she hung around to eat.  Three short videos.

In front of the open dooor


In the feeder


On the rail

Friday, April 18, 2014

Up on the feeder

The Red lad was doing the same as Red Legs did.  He went to the top of the feeder to eat a nut.  I guess they can keep an eye on things better from there.
















Red eating on the feeder

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The two black scamps

There was a black squirrel, on a previous post, that I was unable to get a shot of. 

He came back and reminds me of a scamp I called Butter Ball.  He’s a fat one and not shy.

A couple of shots of him with a shelled hazel in his mouth.  He had a itch.  In the last photo you can see the female scamp on a pine branch.







She came to the balcony and BB ran to the corner to get out of her way.




BB sat on the balcony while the female crossed the rail for a nut.









Nice to see some old visitors.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

He’s been here before

This lad is mostly black with some gray remaining in his winter coat.  The unique thing are the red legs. Not the first scamp I called Red Legs, but one I haven’t seen in quite some time.

He wasn’t shy.  He took a shelled hazel to the top of the feeder and ate it while I took a few shots.

What brought him around.  The eats are free and plentiful, but I think it has something to do with mating season.  The males tend to roam looking for females. A little early for summer mating season, but it doesn’t hurt to get a head start.

Whatever, glad to see him.






Eating on top of the feeder

 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Daredevil pt. 2

When he couldn’t get in the net he moved to the next one.  When he fell off that, I knew I had to do something.

I opened the door.  He looked at me then back at the net and continued trying to chew a hole in the bottom.  He wasn’t going to let me distract him.

I picked up the camera and took a few shots and a short video.  He eventually took a hazel from the feeder and went into the pine.

I know what the problem is.  When the nuts run low in the net it's hard for him to hang on to the rail and get his head in.  In his efforts he twists the net around until the opening is no longer visible.




















Attacking the net

I emptied the net into the planter and will do the same to the other one.  I have newer nets that I’ll fill and hang up.