Pesky squirrels...

Nature journal entry from May 5, 2018...
Carolina Chickadee
Photographer: William Wise | iNat Observation: 78372775 - Carolina Chickadee; Athens-Clarke County, Georgia. May 5, 2018. ©williamwisephoto.com

Saturday, 8:00 AM - Yes, the squirrels are God’s creatures to. And yes, at times I do enjoy watching their antics and acrobatics at the bird feeders. But man, the little buggers can drive me crazy! Why do they have to sit there and entirely empty the feeder, spreading it all over the ground? Why can’t they just take their share and move on?

Even though I had to repeatedly run the squirrels off, I still had a nice day of birding. To be honest, until the following morning, I had totally forgotten that today was the Cornell Lab 2018 Global Big Day. Even so, I was still diligent to make a backyard ebird list. I also spent a large part of the day putting older blogs and photographs into ebird to get my total species count equal to my life list. Unless I missed some, my ebird total species stands at 121!

Most of the birds today were the normal backyard birds. The only less-than-usual visitors were a Summer Tanager and a Brown-headed Nuthatch. I also sat attempting to get a photo of the Carolina chickadee coming in and out of the camouflage color nest box in the backyard.

Athens, Clarke County, Georgia

  • Sunny, high 83°; low 67°
  • Sunrise 6:39 AM; sunset 8:20 PM
  • Day length: 13 hours, 39 minutes
  • Moon: 73% waning gibbous

Eastern Gray Squirrel
Photographer: William Wise | iNat Observation: 78372773 - Eastern Gray Squirrel; Athens-Clarke County, Georgia. May 5, 2018. ©williamwisephoto.com

Brown Thrasher
Photographer: William Wise | iNat Observation: 78372774 - Brown Thrasher; Athens-Clarke County, Georgia. May 5, 2018. ©williamwisephoto.com

Publicado el mayo 5, 2024 11:14 MAÑANA por williamwisephoto williamwisephoto

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Ardilla Gris de Las Carolinas (Sciurus carolinensis)

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Mayo 5, 2018 a las 08:00 MAÑANA EDT

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Athens, Clarke County, Georgia ©williamwisephoto.com

  • Sunny, high 83°; low 67°
  • Sunrise 6:39 AM; sunset 8:20 PM
  • Day length: 13 hours, 39 minutes
  • Moon: 73% waning gibbous

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Cuicacoche Castaño (Toxostoma rufum)

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Mayo 5, 2018 a las 04:58 TARDE EDT

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Athens, Clarke County, Georgia ©williamwisephoto.com

  • Sunny, high 83°; low 67°
  • Sunrise 6:39 AM; sunset 8:20 PM
  • Day length: 13 hours, 39 minutes
  • Moon: 73% waning gibbous

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Carbonero de Carolina (Poecile carolinensis)

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Mayo 5, 2018 a las 05:39 TARDE EDT

Descripción

Athens, Clarke County, Georgia ©williamwisephoto.com

  • Sunny, high 83°; low 67°
  • Sunrise 6:39 AM; sunset 8:20 PM
  • Day length: 13 hours, 39 minutes
  • Moon: 73% waning gibbous

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Great post! We finally bought a squirrel-proof feeder. We still put out food to share with the squirrels, but no longer can they clean out the feeder!

Publicado por grinnin hace alrededor de 1 mes

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