Mar 25, 2010

Varmit!

Oh, the annoying squirrels!    He won’t get too much to eat out of this feeder, though.   It has a spring loaded outside that slides closed under the weight of a non-feathered varmit.      It doesn’t stop them from trying, though.

I guess I’d sure rather have them out here messing with the feeder than in the attic.   About this time last year, we had 3 squirrels eat their way into the attic under one of the soffitts.   It took some work to get them out, but we finally did, and then we sealed everything up.

Which reminds me, it was a little over a year ago that we started work on the shop.

Mar 18, 2010

Bathing jays

I enjoy watching the birds in the yard.   We have many different kinds:  blue jays, cardinals, mourning doves, little bitty ones, hummingbirds….    We have several blue jay nests high up in the live oaks in the back yard.   They are on guard right now because they have babies in the nest.   They’re very noisy when people or animals get near their trees.    I got this shot as the sun was setting tonight.   Had to use the digital zoom, so it’s a tad grainy — pretty, though!