Amazing Terry made a bird feeder from old pallet wood scraps and the plastic siding of Costco cashews. It hangs from a tree in the front yard and my view of it sits perfectly between the two monitors on my desk. This morning, a poor squirrel - beautifully acrobatic but sadly unknowing that the feeder is empty - has been trying to get to it. The first attempt I only caught out of the corner of my eye as the creature went flinging back to the earth. For the she second attempt I watched it ready itself from the steps, spring into action, and cling for a few pregnant seconds onto the wooden roof/top before falling back.
I desperately wish I had caught that on video. It seems to have moved on now.
I take that back. Squirrel just tried again. And apparently managed to knock a few grains off, as it has been nibbling in the ground under the feeder these last few minutes. Wandered off again. Will it return?