Friday, 27 November 2009

Bumper day for birds!

The birds are beefing up for winter. Here are some of the pics I took earlier. The squirrel gets all the birds' danders up. I've seen her chased by jays, magpies and parakeets, but she always comes back for more. This morning, I saw her with her mate, waiting in a queue to get to the peanuts. The green woodpecker always drills into ants' nests on the lawn.
It was wonderful to see a sparrow on the feeder. A rare sight indeed these days.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Apple pie squirrel

This squirrel really took a liking to the apple pie I threw out this afternoon. It diverted the attentions of two magpies, a crow and a pigeon by running off with a chunk, dropping it so that the birds went after that piece, then rushing back to the main wedge of pie. Talk about greedy!