Friday, March 21, 2008

Early Bird


You know what they say: The early birds gets all the sunflower seeds -- or something like that. Even though it was still before sunrise, this flightless bandit was actually running a little late making its appointed rounds. It usually gets the sunflower seed munchies in the wee morning hours. As you can see, we are thoughtful and caring wildlife enthusiasts and have provided a platform for the raccoon to stand on while raiding the feeder. Having the coon strain and struggle to hang on just wouldn't be humane. (We gave up on those baffles months ago and should remove them. They are ugly as well as useless.)

(Jo gets the credit for this photo. While it wouldn't win any prizes, I think she did a pretty good job considering she was hand-holding the camera and using only the porch light for illumination.)
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6 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

I like this photo. I also like your narrative for it. We all should give these wild creatures a lot of credit for being able to survive where we ourselves would probably starve to death. The baffle idea works but the feeder has to hang from something like a bungee cord from a tree limb about 5 or more feet from the ground and about that far from the tree trunk. It might work then. LOL

I hope you guys have a nice Easter holiday weekend.

smilnsigh said...

Yes Jo, you must certainly do get credit for this shot!!!

Lana Gramlich said...

Aha! Now I no longer feel alone (although I'm sorry you're having this problem, too, of course...)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yes Jo you caught the Masked Bandit red handed or was that red pawed??

Mary said...

Great job, Jo! Yeah, I've learned that baffles are a waste of money. Really!

Old Wom Tigley said...

A great post and you humour shines through. I'd love to live where these animals came out to the feeders.