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Monday, November 17, 2014

Who is the culprit?

Who broke the feeder? Was it the magpie, was it the parrot, was it a mice or was it a squirrel? For some reason I thought of a song which was taught to us as a kid. The song  went like this "who killed cock Robin? I said the sparrow with my bow and arrow I killed cock robin" I don't know if any of you learnt this song in school or not. But when I saw the feeder with a big gaping hole immediately I thought the culprit must be the squirrel. I could break out singing a song who broke the feeder and there might just be a tiny voice piping in and saying I said the squirrel with my little teeth :-) sorry I am being a little silly here.

I then put this feeder up and yesterday morning I saw the squirrel again. He looked up at the feeder went up the branch then decided no not that way and went to the tree trunk and made an almighty leap landed on top of the feeder. The feeder being new and shiny was too slippery for him to hold on so he slipped and fell right into the birdbath. That was a great shock for him he bounced out quickly and I could almost hear him saying oh you @&£#$€ . It was so hilarious to watch unfortunately all this happened too quickly for me to run for the camera. For a few minutes he was going around licking his paws, licking his tail shaking himself and I bet scolding himself too. :-) but he was brave to try it. The tree trunk is quiet a distance away. In the picture it looks fairly close. I am sure he will try again and probably succeed the next time.:-) or work out some other way.
I am away again in India end of the week, for the next two weeks to see mum so I might not be able to visit your blogs much during that period but will catch up when I return. Will try and visit when I am there provided there is time. In the meantime take care and enjoy preparing for the coming festive season.

18 comments:

  1. A Brave intruder !Aha ... well take some precautions against the smart squirrel shashi... and we'll wait for your posts till you return :) Bon Voyage !

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    1. Squirrels are very clever Kokila I don't know how long the new feeder will last

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  2. John has lost several feeders at the allotment because of light fingered squirrels. Look forward to more posts when you return.

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    1. The ones like a cage are pretty good. The two I have of that type have lasted quiet well

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  3. lol at the squirrel :D

    hope your mom is feeling OK

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    1. Thanks Jen I think mum is doing fairly ok at the moment

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  4. squirrels have ruined a few of my feeders. Hope your trip to India is wonderful.

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  5. Thank you Sandy. Yes they do have sharp teeth and I am surprised that this one lasted for so long :-)

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  6. Hi Shashi, I remember the song very well but its ages since I though of it. I will be singing all the while now.
    I miss the squirrels since we moved house, they used to run along our back fence and pinch all the bird food, but I loved to watch their antics. They can be very comical as the one in your garden was.
    I do hope your mum is OK.
    Have a safe trip.
    Barbara x

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    1. Hello Barbara, yes that song does tend to stick in your head. There is another one that does the same to me it goes like this 'little buzzy Jones and his friend the fuzzy squirrel.' Did you learn that one?
      Thanks for asking about mum, she is doing fairly well at present.

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    2. Hi Shashi, glad to hear the news about your mum, please give her my best wishes.
      I don't think I've ever heard Little Buzzy Jones but it sounds very sweet - I wonder if the words/tune are online - I must go and have a look.

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    3. I did a search too but I couldn't find any thing on it but I found a site http://www.rhymes.org.uk where I came across several rhymes and poems that I learnt as a child. I did not know that many of them had political connotations to them. One of my favourites was 'I had a little Pony his name was Dapple Grey' I remember thinking as a child that that lady must have been really horrid.

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  7. Have fun in India and I love your description of the squirrel! Little thief! ;)

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  8. Hi Beverley they are really little thieves but oh so cute.

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  9. Boas ferias minha amiga eu gostaria muito de poder visitar a minha mae ....mas esse ano é impossivel desejo que voce tenha momentos adoraveis com a sua.beijos.

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  10. oh, no! totally wrecked ... bad squirrel, bad squirrel. I bought a Canadian made one Shashi .... called Squirrel Buster... can't be busted or anything by any old squirrel. One did jump onto the hook it hangs from, but even that wobbled enough to throw him off. The top of my feeder closes down at a certain weight ....determined by me.... so that it then totally covered the seed tray and, then, no seeds are visible to the intruder. I have a chart with it...that tells me the weights of certain birds and also of squirrels.... so I adjusted it to stay open for large birds ..but, squirrels ..nope. they are stymied. I wonder if they are sold in the U.K. ... Mine cost me $40 Canadian... works like a charm.

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  11. Dear Shashi, I know how busy you are just at the moment but I've put a Christmas giveaway (8 vintage children's books) on my blog and didn't want you to miss out. Barbara x

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  12. That could have been Frankie de tabby you know, wouldn't surprise me, looks as if it has his claws all over it. :-) x x x

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