each other at times. I’ve never seen them actually grab seeds and nuts
out of the pot at the same time before..
You’ll also see an image of a Blue Jay hopping into the air on this
post today…He was SO mad that I was snapping shots…seriously,
he looked right at me and continued to jump up and down for about a
minute. Just hopping wasn’t enough, he was screaming at me also.
The Cardinal got worked up when he caught sight of his own reflection in
the window..(it’s actually reflected TWICE!) Glad he gave up on that
pretty quickly, sometimes they carry on about the “intruder” for
A woodpecker came to call, to my surprise. They usually are very
nervous and leave when other birds approach, but he held his
The squirrel was hilarious! He spent about forty-five minutes leaping
up, grabbing a peanut and then racing off to the woods to hide it.
He also spent a fair amount of time chasing another squirrel who
was apparently closer to the food than a quarter mile and this
posed a BIG problem for him..very territorial.
It was a little upsetting today. To my surprise a landscape fellow
showed up and was spraying stuff on the lawn to inhibit crab grass
growth! I spent an hour hosing the stuff off of the grass so none
of the birds or squirrels would ingest the nasty chemicals.
I felt so badly for one little squirrel today. He must have fallen
out of a tree! His right front foot must be broken…he wasn’t able
to get up to the feeder for the peanuts, couldn’t trust that paw
to grab hold..so after I sprayed off the grass, I moved the
feeder right up against the branches so that it can just walk right
up and have a seat.
Well, you may be wondering why I called this post…”your flight
is cancelled”. Today you are only getting images of “the flight
crew”, the Blue Jays, grounded. No take offs, no landings, just
sitting on the tarmac talking about what they’re going to have
April 17, 2012 | Categories: Animals, Birds, Bluejay, Cardinals, Nature, Squirrel, Wildlife, Woodpecker | Tags: Birds, Blue Jay, flight, flying, food, jumping, leaping, nature, squirrel, wildlife | 90 Comments »