Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Random Critters Out and About, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

This critter normally likes to grab a few sunflower seeds from the feeder, then fly up onto a tree trunk and hammer them against the bark. I like to think of the sunflower seeds as special treats for them - the bird equivalent of dark chocolate for humans.

This local critter made another brief appearance on the ice on the distant side of the pond about dawn this morning.

I see this critter regularly. He scrounges sunflower seeds at the base of the feeder that the birds drop - they are very messy eaters. He then scampers up this oak tree about twenty feet off the ground, and then, he balances very daintily on this narrow branch and enjoys his treat.

Note:  he has to scrounge the droppings off the ground because I have been 100% successful in preventing him and his ilk from climbing up or jumping onto the feeder.  It took many months and design changes and placement changes but, I have won the battle and the war. They still try but, none has been successful against my superior human skills - I claim mastery of the squirrel interloper!

This critter doesn't eat anything - ever. (Art in Brewster Gardens in downtown Plymouth).

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