The roof of the bird house has been broken for a while.
It looks like this!
Although it doesn’t look that great, it is still continuing as a popular food stop for all the local birdies and provides me with relaxing Bird TV to watch and fall asleep to.
However, a lack of roof has meant that Squirrel has started to scare the birds away and help himself to the table spread…..grrrrrrrrrrrr!
I am head of ‘Squirrel-Patrol’ so ‘Operation Birdhouse’ has been authorised… (er…by me!).
A brief example of Squirrel-Surveillance
My human is going bonkers at my new ‘surveillance job’ (gulp!). She asked cousin James to fix the birdhouse in the hope that Squirrel will give up, get bored and go away!
Fixing the Birdhouse
Clever cousin James!
The Birdhouse is now fixed and the birdies are back enjoying their new restaurant with anti-Squirrel food holding devices!
Sniff patrol but no sign of Squirrel smells…
I can relax and snooze with peaceful morning Bird TV in the first ray of sunshine since we arrived!!!!!!
One of the foster dogs we had for a very short while was completely reactive to squirrels–a huge problem when we had a family of about seven living in our yard. When we got ready to go outside, if he didn’t see any on the lawn or sidewalk, he’d start searching the trees in hopes of finding one there. The odds were definitely in his favor!!
Have fun, Zola. Are you excited about Bradley Wiggens winning the Tour de France (and a Brit one-two plus Mark Cavendish)??? Exciting stuff! I loved it.
SUNSHINE?! lucky girl Zola! You look like you’re settling in okay 🙂
Your garden is lovely, Zola! We loved the video. We have two rhodesian furiends and are very familiar with the “lion patrol crouch” which you executed beautifully!!
-Bart and Ruby
Wow. That video was intense! Good work everyone. The squirrels must be stopped!
Squirrel watching is my favorite too. I loved how you leave nose breath on the window when you are so intently watching. We feed the squirrels at our house so they are here all the time. It is soooo old news that I am only excited when they are wrestling on the ground. I think we have an unwritten rule that it’s ok to be in my yard as long as they are not on the ground. Then I think it’s fair game.