Feeding the birds is a favorite chore of H’s as he goes about filling the feeders daily. I half expect him to break out in song one day! I do expect the majority of that seed gets eaten by the squirrels though. I don’t believe those birds can go through almost fifty pounds of bird seed a month. If so they must be inviting everyone and their brother to have dinner at our place.
The squirrels jump from feeder to feeder teetering on a branch or pole scarfing down pounds of seed every day. They are surely refugees from the Barnum and Bailey circus giving us a show to remember with their antics being very entertaining.
While the birds and squirrels are happily feasting on the seed, the turtles, possums, raccoon’s, two stray cats, and even a few of the birds are challenging the two inherited cats for their turn at the cat food bowls.
We go through about as much cat food as we do bird seed every month. It isn’t strange to open the back door at night to have a raccoon or possum staring you down. The turtles show up every morning as soon as spring is in the air, especially if it’s raining. They do enjoy a good shower. If it were only our cats who took advantage of that cat food they would be fat sassy cats!
I’m sure the word has gotten out we have the best buffet in the neighborhood – high and low!