Good morning everyone! It was a beautiful sunny morning, but already the clouds have come and hidden the sun, though there are still patches of blue sky around. It’s been a busy morning here, kind of anyway. Sir George and Lady Pearl were here first for breakfast, before 5am. Then Sir Henry and Lady Candace showed up. Nice to see them both here together again, they don’t often come at the same time. Then Sir Charles showed up last. The crows were here too picking up the leftovers. For those who might be wondering since I said I was no longer feeding birds.
I stopped feeding birds generally, that is, the smaller birds that make up most of the birds that come around, the ones that eat seeds. Those I can’t regulate, I have to keep seeds out all the time, which gives the bears opportunity to get food. I can feed the gulls since I know exactly how much food to put out and it is literally gone in less than 20 seconds. If they do leave any, the crows get it. So there is nothing left for the bear to get, therefore they have stopped coming, for the most part anyway. At least they don’t show up much now. But they will never stop completely I’m sure. Now I have another idea to try that will hopefully work and keep the feeders out of reach, while still keeping them within my reach, with the help of a long pole. Then hopefully I can start feeding again.
But I had to wait for our stores to open again so I could buy some lumber to fix things just right. I hope. Jasmine is learning that the chipmunks work together. Pocket was here and Jasmine came. The chase was on! Chipmunks are a bit more agile than squirrels, they can run at top speed and suddenly make a 90 degree turn, which Pocket did. Jasmine didn’t make it and hit a post instead. She sat there a bit stunned, then came back for peanuts. Skamper was there so another chase began. He ran into one of the boxes with Jasmine right behind him. But as they did this, Skitter came out of the box right next to them.
Jasmine must have caught that and came right back out and chased Skitter. Skamper went back to the peanuts. Jasmine actually jumped when she saw that and came running back. Skamper left in a hurry with Jasmine behind him and Coffee came right behind and got some peanuts. Jasmine came back and chased Coffee off the deck. When she returned Pocket was filling up with peanuts so she chased him again. Meanwhile Chester came and took the last of the peanuts. Jasmine came back to find nothing left. It doesn’t pay to mess with the chipmunks. But I gave her a peanut and she ran off with it. She will learn, just like Jasper did. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin. (😺8 days)
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