Daily Archives: January 15, 2009

Squirrels and Pheasant

I have just seen a squirrel jump off my bird feeder onto the ground.

It hopped along the scrub area.  A partridge was ‘walking’ towards it.

They were very close to each other, but didn’t take any notice of each other.  I suppose they live in the same scrub and so come across each other often.

I don’t know.

Pheasant in Yorkshire

Pheasant in Yorkshire

 

grey squirrel in yorkshire

grey squirrel in yorkshire

If they aren’t in contest for food and are totally different maybe they just take each other for granted

Peanut bird feeder and Squirrels

The squirrels are back. 

I have a well used caged peanut feeder.  It is squirrel resistant.

Here is a photo when it was new

squirrel resistant peanut feeder

 Unfortunately squirrels are determined creatures and, over time,  they have bitten away at the feeder wire.  They can now get the peanuts out from underneath the feeder.

To stop them being able to get to the feeder I strung a piece of string between two trees and hung the feeder in the middle.  The birds could fly to the feeder but the squirrels would not be able to get to it.

HOW WRONG I WAS

Two squirrels have been seen jumping from a branch onto the feeder and wrapping themselves round the feeder.

Grey squirrels are pests.

I need a new feeder.

I don’t want to stop putting peanuts in because I do get birds there as well.