This spring, we started feeding birds to have a little more company around the apartment.
Many of them accepted the invitation… To the point that we have to fill the feeder twice a day to please our feathery friends. Our front balcony has really become the neighbourhood’s party place!
But my favorites, (don’t tell the other ones) Mr and Mrs Cardinal are a bit more nervous, and though they did visit our front balcony, I felt that they would probably like to have their own table for two at the back of the building.
It seems like I was right, and we’re getting frequent visits from my lovely couple. Yay me!
But even if I really wished he would never spot the snack, this morning Bob (I call all squirrels, ”Bob”… Don’t ask why) was comfortably sitting on my garden table, eating all the peanuts.
Now, I’m wondering how to keep my cardinals’ spot, without having to feed squirrels too. Why not want to feed them, you might wonder? Well, for one thing, there’s no such thing as a squirrel. These furry critters come as a pack, and I can easily imagine four or five of them sharing breakfast tomorrow morning.
And it is not a matter of not liking them. Bobs are super cute and I like them… But I also like my next door neighbours, which doesn’t mean I should feel the need to grocery shop for them just to be nice…
Still, I’m glad that this Bob feasted just outside my window, today. It was very cute!