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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bottoms Up!




Little chickadee is enjoying my new feeder!
It's the first bird feeder I've found that seems to have outsmarted
the raccoon who loves to climb into my trees, dump all the seed on 
the ground and scarf it down every night!  The top screws on, 
which I've done tightly, and the seed comes out very slowly in 
the tray.  I threaded it far along a branch so he couldn't
even pull the thing down to the ground.  So far, so good
and it's almost been a week!

I'm linking up with I'd Rather Be Birdin'.
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46 comments:

  1. I've just got one word for it - Brilliant!! - a raccoon resistant feeder.

    In fact several more words . . . love the action shots of the chickadee (what a fantastic name for a bird) . . . :)
    Am I first I wonder?

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    1. Why look! You really are first! Chickadees are just adorable in their little French berets. And they voices are funny and buzzy sounding!

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    2. I could watch the little guys for hours ~ meanwhile Mr Raccoon may be learning how to unscrew the jar top . :o)

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    3. Those raccoons are amazing! Their little hands are human like! Ha. But I'm hoping this is screwed on too tightly for him to get into. He'll just have to go back to trash picking. Lol...

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  2. Hi Betsy, What a nice feeder and I love your photos.

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    1. Thanks Mildred.....I'm happy to stop shopping for them! haha.

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  3. Looks like a nice feeder.. Those darn squirrels.. Love your cute chickadees.. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks eileen.....I'm happy to have finally found one! The one before this was plastic and that raccoon broke it in two! Sigh!

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  4. How smart...and it's just beautiful. I do miss not being able to have a bird feeder here.

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    1. You'll have to get a fushia or some other kind of flower that the hummingbirds love!

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  5. Beautiful!! Chickadees are lovely!
    Love your new feeder!

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    1. Chickadees are one of my favorites! Do you have them down there?

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    2. I dont see here Betsy but I think maybe to the south!

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  6. Racoon resistant and pretty too!

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    1. I thought it was pretty, too! I hope it outlasts the raccoon...I suppose he could throw it down and break the glass if he figured out how to get the thing off the branch.

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  7. haha he did a nose dive right in
    Must have considered it a win
    And out smarted the raccoon too
    Great job at your zoo

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    1. Gave everyone a moon
      As he ate at high noon!

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  8. Happy Birthday to you...the lat thing you want to do is cook! Good for you on the bird feeder...I had to outsmart our squirrels and finally dd it keeping it far away from our baker's rack on the patio!

    Jane xxxx

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    1. I've only seen one squirrel here this summer. I think they try to stay away from the cats. The raccoon just doesn't care...he's bigger. Ha.

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  9. Not only is it raccoon resistant, but it's pretty and kind of vintage looking, Lovely. I wonder Mr. Raccoon is off somewhere plotting and planning! Beautiful pics of the chickadee - love seeing him in flight. Berets! That is a perfect description.

    Happy Birthday Eve! Hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow! xox

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    1. I think it looks old, too. In fact, the green glass is what got my attention at first...kind of like an old canning jar. Yes, I'm sure he's off plotting. Ha. They are cute but pesky! Better than a skunk, though! I haven't seen the skunk lately but I sure have smelled him! Ha.

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  10. Hi Betsy - thwarting the little masters of all things ... ours are probably squirrels ... but glad the chicadees are getting their share ... do I hear a birthday today - if so: Happy Happy Birthday ... and a cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hilary! :)

      Yes those raccoons certainly are masters and ours seem quite tame! They aren't scared of humans and just look at you if you try to run them off.

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  11. Racoons? Crafty critter to know just when you feed the birds. I hope it continues to work.......for Birds Only!!
    Loved your chickadee....they're so attractive. I have yet to see any of these sweet ones around my area....I keep lookin'!!!

    Thanks for sharing your photos this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'

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    1. I didn't realize they weren't in Texas! We have them all winter long....even through frigid temps and snow. Maybe they prefer the northern states where it is cooler.

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  12. Cute little chickadee! That word makes me think of Mae West. She called WC Fields that in the movie My Little Chickadee.
    Love the bird feeder! Where did you find it?
    Have a very Blessed Birthday, Dear Betsy ♥

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    1. I got it at Walmart! Can you believe it? ha. Very reasonable, too. I think I might have to buy another. Between trying to keep the feeders high off the ground because of the cats and out of the flower beds because of the dropped seeds sprouting, I'm having a hard time keeping one in a good location for photography! Geesh! haha...I want to have two locations for the best options!

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  13. I hope that it keeps working - just for the birds!!! xx

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    1. Me, too! Someone else can feed the raccoons! lol....

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  14. Happy Bithday betsy have a lovely day!
    xo

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    1. Thank you...so far it has been a lovely day!

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  15. oh, so cute! i think i'd rather deal with a pack of squirrels at the feeders than one raccoon. squirrels eat ravenously but raccoons destroy!

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    1. That is so true! I'd rather have a squirrel!

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  16. Ahh it takes a smart woman to outsmart a wily raccoon. I hope it continues to baffle him.

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  17. Nice feeder! Let us know if the feeder is still working after a few weeks. Raccoons and squirrels are might smart and persistent creatures:)

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    1. You are SO right...raccoons are smart and resourceful!

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  18. Wow ! Your photos are so perfect! And a nice feeder !

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    1. Well, thanks Ela....that chickadee was quick....so glad to capture him there!

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  19. Hope the feeder works, these are wonderful photos.

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    1. Thank you, Christian....I really enjoyed your post, too!

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  20. Good luck with the new feeder and thanks for visiting my 'Wildlife' blog.

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    1. Sure, Frank...my pleasure! Lovely photos!

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