This was around lunchtime. I’d put food on the table early, and hadn’t had a chance to check it, but it hadn’t taken the squirrel long to find it.
I don’tthink the squirrel was there all morning, but it was still there at lunchtime. At first, it was on the table, and was being pestered by a couple of pigeons, but it was holding it’s own. Then it went for a wander round the garden. I’ve seen two of them in the garden together, rushing around burying things, the garden must full of the stuff.
There were a few starlings about, not the normal rush. I have to confess, that we are waiting for another bird table to turn up. We want one nearer this end of the fence line. We have a Robbin and a blackbird who gather there and don’t go near the far end where the main table is. I will of course have to sweep up the residue, but it’s worth it see them feeding.
The Starlings in particular are messy so and so’s. When they visit the birds table, it’s like one massive food fight. There are bits of stuff flying around everywhere. It’s amazing how far they throw things. I put a suet ball on the table, next morning it was about 5 feet away. I know they need to eat, and I do try and do my best to keep them fed, but it is a real pleasure to watch them eat.