Backyard Bird Feeder Bedlam

I have a bird feeder encased in a narrow cage opening cage. That works out well for the sparrows that we share our backyard with. Since these little guys apparently don’t migrate, so I’ve been trying to keep the feeder stocked as the weather has gotten colder. That has attracted the attention of some unexpected visitors.

Here’s how things usually look:

Sparrows at bird feeder
Sparrows at bird feeder

This blue jay would like to crash the party, if he could only fit.

Blue jay at bird feeder
Blue jay at bird feeder
Blue jay at bird feeder

The squirrel doesn’t fit either. But being a true bottom feeder, he discovered that by hanging upside down he could scrape off the crumbs.

Blue jay at bird feeder
Blue jay at bird feeder
Blue jay at bird feeder

 Pecked clean!

Bird feeder
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10 Responses to Backyard Bird Feeder Bedlam

  1. I wasn’t expecting squirrel photos. A very creative and determined animal!

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  2. Gorgeous. And how lovely you put out the feed in the colder weather as of course it gets harder for animals and birds to find food.

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  3. Lovely photos. Blue jay and the squirrel’s reaction around the feeder are fun to see.

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  4. Soon as I saw the word bedlam I knew a squirrel would be involved…

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  5. Critters can be so clever! I had a squirrel rob my bird feeder when I lived in Charlotte. It was entertaining to watch, that’s for sure. Here in Idaho, I had a hawk take up residence in my backyard right before I moved to NC. The hawk was eating the sparrows. It got ugly. Oh the carnage!

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  6. pjlazos says:

    This is so familiar. We bought a “squirrel-apult” one year to discourage the squirrels from trying to get into the bird feeder. And now we have blue jays eating the cat food from the dish outside on the porch. Hey, at least it’s entertaining to watch. :0)

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  7. jmankowsky says:

    Gotta love those squirrels. Hours of entertainment, I think!😊

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