Good morning everyone! It is a nice, sunny and mild morning. Unlike yesterday, the birds are quite active at the feeders today. Sir Charles was the first gull, and Sir George was the second gull. Lady Pearl didn’t show up this morning which is rather odd. The crows had their breakfast but as usual were not satisfied with it and have been trying to get at the peanuts. But so far my idea is working. Only the chipmunks and squirrels can get the peanuts and they seem to be really enjoying their little safe spot. Though there is a slight problem when one of the squirrels comes in while a chipmunk is already in there. Even Jasper doesn’t want to share the same space so will chase the chipmunks out. He doesn’t chase far, but Jasper 2 will keep up the chase, which means at least 2 other chipmunks can get peanuts before he gets back.
Yesterday he spent all of his time chasing chipmunks and didn’t get even one peanut for his trouble. Then Chester, the new top chipmunk, was in the crate picking up peanuts when Skamper came along and the chase was on. Around the flower pots they went and through the milk crate and Skamper came out with a peanut in his mouth. I don’t know how he could pick up a peanut while running so fast, but he did it. Chester stayed behind to get a peanut too and Skamper came back after putting that peanut in his cheek. The chase was on again and back through the milk crate and Skamper came out with another peanut in his mouth. Amazing how he did that. Then off he went. I don’t think Chester gained anything.
Well, today we have a couple different orange Asiatic lilies to enjoy. Lilies are so bright and beautiful and easy to grow. Though around here deer do like to eat them but my landlord doesn’t have too much of a problem with them. They always seem to eat a few however. I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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