Saturday, January 15, 2011

Strange Guest at Our Bird Feeder...

The bad economy has been tough on everyone. Even the birds! Who can afford to buy bird seeds when people are going hungry and you often feel that that the family food budget is out of control? Of course, I can only speak for our family. I hate to admit that we did not buy any bird food for quite a while - it's been two years or so.

The only good thing for the little guys is that we have had a rather mild Winter in Colorado and not too much snow. That is - until this past weekend. So we brought back the bird feeder from the garden patch - where it had been serving as tomato stake.

Now my little friends are back and so happy. Until another guest showed up for some food. Not exactly the vegetarian kind...I quickly snapped a picture of our strange guest. He was happy the bird feeder was back, too. For different reasons though...



2 comments:

Mare said...

umhmmmm...We have plenty of hawks visit out feeders too, and sometimes they also get something to eat at the feeders in the form of another bird or small critter. For years i struggled with this, not wanting my little birds getting snatched away as food, and i would stop feeding them all together. But now i guess i realize that everything has to eat, and it is all a part of life. I try to give them as much shelter and places to hide as possible, and the rest is up to them. That's a great picture you were able to get. Happy Weekend!

germandolls said...

I must get a picture of the other visitors. The squirrels are really annoying. They are becoming fat and happy too. But like you say: Everything has to eat...