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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

SQUIRREL FRIEND

MR LAMB OPENING THE HINGED DOOR OF HIS SQUIRREL FEEDER
Mr Lamb is a friend to wildlife especially birds and squirrels. But he found out that the two don't mix well when it comes to dinner time. So he devised a way to keep everyone satisfied. 


He set up a squirrel feeder that requires the squirrel to go through a small swinging door to get seeds. Once inside the box structure squirrels can find lots to eat. They can munch away in solitude -- no blue-jays or other bothersome birds to dive bomb them. No problem getting out of the box structure -- the door swings both ways. Like a doggie door.  


Along with the feeder Mr Lamb set up a housing unit for them. It is high in the adjacent sugar maple tree. He made it out of spare wood. Now the squirrels can go about their business and be content that they are in good hands.

WOOD SQUIRREL HOUSING UNIT IN MAPLE SUGAR TREE
SQUIRREL FEEDER AT THE BASE OF TREE

And the same goes for the birds. They have their own feeders and are content. Mr Lamb knows how to create good community relations.



24 comments:

  1. A very usual person -- squirrels have very few friends among those who also love birds. Isn't it fine when someone is big-hearted enough to think of squirrels as needy too, not just raiders of the bird feeder?

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    1. June -- here is someone that believes in equality for sure. He loved showing me the squirrel feeder and their housing unit. thanks -- barbara

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  2. But the question in everyone's mind is "How does he keep the squirrels out of the bird feeders?" :~)

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    1. Jan -- Well, when I had this conversation about the squirrels and birds he seemed to indicate that the competition had declined. I am sure there is always somebody trying to sneak a few seeds. thanks -- barbara

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  3. And can I also say "YAY!!! She doesn't have word verification! Yippeeeee!"

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    1. Jan -- a little confused. Verification? -- barbara

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  4. How thoughtful! He's done a great job of engineering!

    Elora

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    1. Elora -- It is a delight to meet and talk with a person that has a real enthusiasm for what they do with their life. thanks -- barbara

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  5. How very clever. If we are ever lucky enough to have squirrels, will have to remember this.

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    1. Carole Anne -- I take it that you don't have squirrels in your country? Most people that feed birds here do not like the squirrels to partake of the seeds in their bird feeders. Mr Lamb feels that both sides of this warring party need to be treated equality and he accomplishes this by setting up feeders for each. thanks -- barbara

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  6. Gotta love this fella; keeping peace in the wildlife community!

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    1. Mamabug -- If only this peaceful arrangement could spill over into our politics. thanks -- barbara

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  7. I hope those squirrels don't get too fat.

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    1. Rubye -- I'll have to check on his squirrels ever so often to see if they do get fat. I don't think it will happen -- hope not, as we don't need anymore "fatcats" running around in this country. thanks -- barbara

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  8. My uncle would have loved this solution to dealing with squirrels. He was always chasing them away from the feeders.

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  9. Hattie -- Speaking of Uncle stories - my uncle used to allow a pet (wild) squirrel to come into his kitchen where he would give it treats. This was a regular occurrence. Of course, this didn't set right with his wife. She would bellow "get that animal out of my kitchen." I wonder if your uncle's neighbor's knew he was chasing squirrels or were they thinking he just had a twitch in his legs? thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  10. I heard some squirrels are planning a picnic in your yard -- barbara

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  11. Mr.Lamb knows how to think outside the box or wait maybe inside the box. Interesting post as always.

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    1. Grampy -- I think Mr. Lamb thinks both inside the box and outside. Either way he enjoys what he is doing. -- barbara

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  12. Mr. Lamb's principles of co-existence ought to be mandatory at politician's schools, all over the world :-)

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    1. RuneE -- I like your reference of "principles of co-existence" to Mr Lamb. However, I especially like the term applied to the political schools!! thanks -- barbara

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  13. Thanks for all your nice comments back at my place !

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    1. Ken Mac -- my comments are well deserved by you. I check your posts almost every day. -- thanks for stopping by -- barbara

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