The Mystery of the Disappearing Birdseed

Lots of rain and clouds here in the past few days. Today, the Blue Jay popped in to check out the bird feeder.

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Whatcha looking at, lady?

He and his mates chased off the red-bellied woodpecker before I could get a decent photo.

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“Those mean old Blue Jays just don’t want to share. “

My Backyardigan friends can be quite demanding, and when it comes to food, they squabble a lot.

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“Time to fill my feeder up again. That greedy rascal Sammy squirrel has shaken out most of my seeds and gobbled them up.”

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“Who, me!?? Look, I’m not eating your seeds, am I? Just get your facts straight!”

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Basil, who’s supposed to be on look out duty, didn’t see a thing.

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Iggy says,”I really can’t point fingers, because I’m too busy munching all the leaves off this hibiscus bush.”

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Grandpa Igasho says, “Just cool it will you!Β  All these accusations make my hair stand on end.”

Well, I guess we’ll never get to the bottom of it, so the only thing to do is buy another bag of bird/squirrel seed.

Wishing you all a great Tuesday.

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73 comments on “The Mystery of the Disappearing Birdseed

  1. Great photos & story … I love your wild life… We are on holiday in North Queensland & the vegetation looks very similar to yours … In fact the little geckos got into the TV & it no longer works! Where would we be without them!!

  2. Love those Iggy shots, for a non indiginous species they are taking off in population. Good thing you don’t have any of the rock pythons in your neighborhood.

  3. What a wide menagerie or cast of characters you have there, Sylvia! They all seem to co-exist fairly well. You should find out if bird/squirrel food is tax-deductible as very necessary for your blogging critter posts! πŸ˜‰

  4. I was given a beautiful bird feeder as a housewarming gift and have never installed it because of the accursed squirrel, my nemesis. He is far too skilled an acrobat and too cunning a thief for me to prevent him from getting all of the birdseed. This ain’t right! πŸ™‚

    • Haha Iggy’s long green fingers do look as though they could get into all sorts of trouble, but I don’t think he’s guilty this time. He’s ruining my chances of any hibiscus flowers, though. 😦

  5. lol, well this made my day.. thats quit a cast of characters you have there, and i know thats a short cast of friends today.. i just love iggy and Basil.
    have a great rest of the week Sylvia

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