|A new buffet awaits feathered patrons.|
|The first customers are always chickadees.|
|Bluejays quickly remove all peanuts for safekeeping.|
|A slate-coloured junco and a chipping sparrow inspect the menu.|
|A goldfinch patronizing one of the older establishments.|
|Not all customers are feathered. Some wear very stylish fur coats.|
I was surprised to see a busy little red squirrel covering the seed in the trays with dried leaves and fungus. Does he/she think the food will be unnoticed by others with this ploy? After all, it's still a recognizable feeding tray. Well, that's his/her business. I should now quit puttering about and attend to my own chores -- like charging the snow blower battery or putting my car's winter tires on. Or at the very least, washing up the breakfast dishes. Well, maybe after a small coffee break!
|A red squirrel's attempt to hide sunflower seeds.|