Can’t hold on tight, either
Monday April 22nd 2013, 10:39 pm
Filed under: Life,Wildlife

They’re so good at not looking in the windows as they walk by, not intruding. (I imagine their job depends on it.)

We still have utility workers who come to read the meters once a month.

Mine has to walk past the birdfeeder.

It was a young guy this time, someone I hadn’t seen before, and as he walked studiously forward he couldn’t help but look up–and he cracked up.

Just a small slit in the bottom for the hanging chain to thread through; it’s been working perfectly for awhile now. The squirrels look down, they see the inside, and they know they can’t climb their way out of a paper bag.

(p.s. If you get a chance to see it: at 7:15 am California time, Glenn Stewart will be rappelling down to the nestbox area from the roof of San Jose City Hall and banding the three young peregrine falcons Tuesday, while their parents, who can dive at 241 mph, will be swooping at the guy’s hardhat-covered head. If you want to see it live, the cam feed is here.)

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so cool! I watched him banding — so amazing

Comment by bev 04.23.13 @ 7:42 am

Neat! I’m glad the meter-reader appreciated your efforts.

And I’m glad Dancing Queen is saluting your mother’s recovery.

Comment by Channon 04.23.13 @ 11:57 am

Brilliant idea!! Somehow that line has to be part of a joke … or a taunt from the birds. (-:

Comment by Anne 04.23.13 @ 1:44 pm

Hey, here’s an idea for a new squirrel deterrent – a cloth bag made out of ripstop nylon and braced open somehow – it wouldn’t wear out. One more thing for my list of experiments…

Comment by twinsetellen 04.23.13 @ 7:44 pm

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