Project 365/353 – The Peanut Ball

Just Beautiful!

Emily Carter Mitchell ~ Nature & Wildlife Photography

There are little bandits in my garden. Very smart and now very plump bandits. One of the many bird feeders in my garden is this small metal mesh ball that is intended for peanuts for nuthatches, woodpeckers and the like.

Most certainly not intended for creatures with fur and four legs. But their tenacity finally won over. Somehow they managed to remove the top and hide it from me so I can’t replace it. A perfect situation for going in head first and eating to one’s heart’s content. Under normal use, this is what the Peanut Ball is for.

 

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But NO..the squirrels have their own idea. First staging themselves on top of the stand, they begin their dive head first into peanut heaven.

Of course, if they could fit their little fat bodies totally into the ball, I think they would.

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They weren’t the only visitors in the manor’s…

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