Dinnertime At Animal Kingdom

Motor Man, as well as my son, Marshall, often compare our yard to an animal kingdom.

Yesterday, there was more evidence that they’re on to something.

First, this squirrel was feasting on the seed in this solar snowman bird feeder, a Christmas gift to us from our friend, Donna. (Apparently, if you are a squirrel, bird seed tastes better when you’re hanging upside down.)

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And, while that little critter was having dinner at the Solar Snowman Cafe, there were no less than six deer grazing out in the yard.

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Obviously, Motor Man and Marshall  know of what they speak.

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At least I’m not trying to grow any flowers this time of year. I’m just trying to feed the birds.

~These Days Of Mine~

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13 responses to “Dinnertime At Animal Kingdom

  1. We’re seeing a lot of deer in the yard too this winter……the warmer days kept the grass green longer than usual and the poor starving deer are enjoying the “green buffet” ! We love the squirrels who visit our feeders but I know you’d rather they be available to the birds……here we have the birds on the ground eating the stuff that falls out of the feeders while the squirrels are invading them. In the end – everybody is happy I think!

    Pam

  2. I am so upset that squirrel is so persistent! I had feeders they at least shared with the birds! That is beautiful river scene with the deer. HAPPY FRIDAY AND enjoy a great weekend.

  3. Our feeders are off in the woods to keep the birds from flying into our large porch windows so I don’t see if the squirrels are being pigs. I see lots of squirrels on the ground. I think CH has the feeders pretty close to squirrel proof… for now. We haven’t really seen deer since hunting season was over.

  4. I love your animal kingdom! We have one as well and this week I actually had a fox in the yard along with the deer, the geese, the squirrels, the birds and the neighbor’s cat, Bert. Love your backyard. Thanks for sharing.

  5. AWESOME Solar Snowman birdfeeder – never seen one like that before. I LOVE it!!! The pictures always make me smile. Beautiful scenery.

  6. Your house (and mine) remind me of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom — ha! Remember that old show from the 60’s? Of course, I’d rather have deer in my yard than lions. 😉

  7. Like I always say .. they know they’re safe there !

  8. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I agree with Marshall, the animals know who to count on. Wonderful pictures!

  9. What fun pictures! The animals sure are making themselves at home in your yard. 🙂

  10. The best entertainment around!

  11. How lucky you are to enjoy nature up close!

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