Friday, February 27, 2015
Being Eaten Out Of House And . . . Log
Many years ago, my dear husband made this log feeder for the birds. I fill the holes with peanut butter and the birds really enjoy this goodie we provide for them in the winter. Some days when the weather is exceptionally cold, a filling lasts only one day.
Up here we have little red (pine) squirrels who take great pleasure in devouring the sunflower seeds we put out in feeders for the birds, and they would do the same to the peanut butter but the feeder is in a spot they can't get to. However, I do have to watch the level of the peanut butter at the end of each day because we have what seems to be a platoon of nocturnal flying squirrels who can access the peanut butter filled log and go after it at night with great gusto.
And as you can see in the above picture, if the peanut butter is gone, they gnaw at the wood around the holes to get every last, little, tasty bit of goodness and flavor they can.
Slowly but surely, our log feeder is being consumed by the flying squirrels . . . who must be getting a build-up of wood splinters in their bellies. Or maybe they've heard a certain amount of fiber is good for them.