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Old 05-22-2013, 09:26 PM   #46
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Yeah, its in my bathroom. This ain't a brick house, its a BRICK house. I'd let him have the run of it once a week while I cleaned his cage.
I thought it was indoors due to the lighting of the picture. That's very cool. How did you get it back into the cage without it putting up a fight?

The squirrels around here are easy to sneak up on if you move extremely slow with every movement. This one was so busy eating that he didn't even know that I snuck right up on him until he heard the camera click off the first picture. Then I hurried to refocus and grab the picture of him looking like he was about to jump on me. Then I backed away in fear that maybe he saw his reflection in the lens and would jump at me.





The cemetery is a great place to observe wildlife as well. This one was just laying around.



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Oh man, that last one is cute...It looks like he had a hard days night!

Actually, the squirrells are a pain in the butt around here.
We have too many. They wreck havic with the bird feeders and
bird houses. We have three squirrell proof feeders and only one squirrell
feeder, but it's hard to keep up with them cause they eat so much.

I think if we were to just kick in another four bucks a week to what we already
spend on bird seed we could afford a sail boat!

He used our entire BBQ cover for nest building material one fall.
I took these shots from inside the house.




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A baby Blue Jay.



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Oh man, that last one is cute...It looks like he had a hard days night!

Actually, the squirrells are a pain in the butt around here.
We have too many. They wreck havic with the bird feeders and
bird houses. We have three squirrell proof feeders and only one squirrell
feeder, but it's hard to keep up with them cause they eat so much.

I think if we were to just kick in another four bucks a week to what we already
spend on bird seed we could afford a sail boat!

He used our entire BBQ cover for nest building material one fall.
I took these shots from inside the house.




I would have made squirrel pot pie out of that one, for sure
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I know...

Look what he did to my once beautiful duplex bird house.
He gnawed out a huge hole, then moved his girlfriend in!

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We made a new one last June...reused the copper roof and door
awning.

Gardening tip...The grape vine rope was purchased at Michaels
arts and crafts about 15 years ago...We wound it up and down the
pole to provide a place for the clamatis to climb.

Also, in the winter, it's a great place for the birds to land when they
want to survey the property before going to a feeder.
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I would have made squirrel pot pie out of that one, for sure

Well there ya go Chris..You were wondering why everybody has been turning down your dinner party invites..
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We made a new one last June...reused the copper roof and door
awning.

Gardening tip...The grape vine rope was purchased at Michaels
arts and crafts about 15 years ago...We wound it up and down the
pole to provide a place for the clamatis to climb.

Also, in the winter, it's a great place for the birds to land when they
want to survey the property before going to a feeder.

I love that idea !!

It looks beautiful..
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rockstarr, lounging squirrel is hilarious! They are kinda cute. I can see a nest in a neighbors tree. I've heard they have more than one nest so if one gets dirty they move to another.

Two Knots, That's my favorite color clematis. My family in Ohio have them but I don't think they grow down here in Fla. LOL at the birdhouse where the GF moved in You have beautiful birdhouses. That's something I haven't had time to think about since I bought my house. I have one but no one is interested in it. I found half of a white birds egg in the yard yesterday. Not sure whose it was or what happened but I'm blaming racoons from the wooded lot across the street. I turned the back flood light on one night and racoons were eating bird seed on the ground.

That baby blue jay is so cute looking at the fish but knows the fish is bigger than him. I spot baby blue jays by their stubby little tail.

I wonder if you put nesting material, yarn, bits of cotton, out, if the squirrel would leave your grill cover alone? After reading this hint I put bits of ribbon in one of those wire suet holders, for the wrens, but the only thing that happened was a strong wind blew the ribbon out and all over.

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Thanks Creeper, The grapevine roping is more natural looking than using string
as it does remain bare in the winter.

Startingover, we do put out lots of stuff in early Spring to encourage the
birds to nest in our yard. We use a lot of the stuff from the dryer vent,
they love all that cotton.
Also, we hang hemp roping in the backyard for the
Orios; they pick it apart and carry off the strings to make their nests.

We love watching the nesting birds in our backyard, they leave the houses
and fly to the feeders get their food then return to the feeders...they live
in the lap of luxury whilst enjoying this all rent free!

Our favorite nesters are the cardinals. Because they like to nest in shrubs
and we have a lot of shrubs surrounding our property.
The young don't fly for a long time, they hop
out of the nest and hop back and forth -- all around the shrubs surrounding
the perimeter of the property all day long,
while squalking for their parents to feed them. They get as big as their
parents and the parents still feed them.

Our favorite backyard critters are the chipmunks...
they never disappoint to provide us with endless hours of entertainment.
they can manage to get the seeds from the squirrell proof feeders cause they're
so light...we also sprinkle seeds on the paths and around the ponds for them.

I'll go and fetch my favorite chipmunk photo for ya'll...

ok, here we go...
I call this "Watzup!"

This is our hound CJ. He was the 'head of security' around here.
Sadly, he's not with us anymore.

Can you spot the chipmunk leaning on the rock with his left hand
holding himself up while staring down the hound?


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How cute!

Awesome pictures everyone!

I have three sunflower seed feeders, a suet feeder, and two hummingbird feeders, all which keep me entertained.

A few weeks ago DH noticed a bird eying our collie's tail, so I put out two old suet feeders, one filled with collie fluff, and the other with 1/4" strips of quilting scraps for nesting material.
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How cute!

Awesome pictures everyone!

I have three sunflower seed feeders, a suet feeder, and two hummingbird feeders, all which keep me entertained.

A few weeks ago DH noticed a bird eying our collie's tail, so I put out two old suet feeders, one filled with collie fluff, and the other with 1/4" strips of quilting scraps for nesting material.
oh how I wish we could get hummingbirds & bluebirds!

my girlfriend and cousin have a collie...they bark like crazy when they
see you...that's how they say hello! I always say to them, " what's the
matter Timmy fell in the well?"

also, their hair comes off like tumbleweed...I'm sure the birds love it!
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hummingbirds like red. Look up their favorite flowers, in your zone. I got rid of my feeder. Too much trouble, changing it every 3 days and boiling syrup. They come to my flowers.

Do you have a gardener or do you take care of all that yourself?

Had to look hard but found the chipmonk. I had lots of them in Ohio. One day found one had gotten into the birdfeeder and was laying in it shoveling in the seed. They're so cute with that little tail sticking up.
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hummingbirds like red. Look up their favorite flowers, in your zone. I got rid of my feeder. Too much trouble, changing it every 3 days and boiling syrup. They come to my flowers.

Do you have a gardener or do you take care of all that yourself?

Had to look hard but found the chipmonk. I had lots of them in Ohio. One day found one had gotten into the birdfeeder and was laying in it shoveling in the seed. They're so cute with that little tail sticking up.

I just mix 1/4 cup sugar in a cup of water, cold. They seem to like it, as do the damn bees
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hummingbirds like red. Look up their favorite flowers, in your zone. I got rid of my feeder. Too much trouble, changing it every 3 days and boiling syrup. They come to my flowers.

Do you have a gardener or do you take care of all that yourself?

Had to look hard but found the chipmonk. I had lots of them in Ohio. One day found one had gotten into the birdfeeder and was laying in it shoveling in the seed. They're so cute with that little tail sticking up.

We take care of all our gardening ourselves...the head knot is a compulsive
gardener...all our kids (three) share his love of gardening.

We have tons and tons of flowers in the backyard and lots of red, we also
used the sugar water as well... We bought trumpet vine cause
we heard they love trumpet vine...but no luck
We've only seen them a few times but
they don't stay around.

I'm trying to talk him into putting in less flowers this year, and letting
the ground covers and perennials shine...he said ok, but we'll see...
he's always at the nursery buying flowers.


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