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  • I hope it was a case of a fox having a meal. Strange that I like cats but they are very cruel creatures. I just can't tolerate their torturing a critter to death. If the cat is hungry it will kill the mouse or bird and eat it but that isn't the case in the area. I quite regularly find tortured mice left on my lawn.

  • Activity at my bird feeders today.


  • I went out to put more seed into the bird feeders on Christmas day and under one feeder, in front of my GH, I found a big rabbit laying there, dead as a fence post. No blood, no sign of a fight, very thin though.  I am thinking that it was just very old. I know once in a while I will see a dying sparrow spend all its time left sitting right at the bird feeder. Maybe a dying rabbit will stay at a food source when it's so weak. 

  • Muddle-Up says:

    Is that a black squirrel, Johnny?  Don't see those here....we have red ones.

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     Yes, it's got a bigger cousin the grey, both are eastern squirrels and not native here in western Canada. I believe they have pretty much pushed our little native red squirrel out of the city.

  • Not a problem, the black ones are here every day and allll day. I'll have a picture as soon as the sun is

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,683

    These wee guys come and go en masse, never singly. Sorry imagefor repeating photo from another thread.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,683

    long tailed tits.

  • pr1mr0sepr1mr0se Posts: 1,178

    Long Tailed Tits come into our garden mob-handed.  Suddenly there is a twittering and a squawking, and there they are, taking over the feeding station.  Then - as suddenly as they arrived they are gone.  Shame - they are such pretty birds:  it's a pleasure to have them as visitors.

  • Hosta, what a fab picture, and you are so lucky to get them all in one shot.  We do have them here - usually 5 or 6 at a time and they twitter as they fly from willow to silver birch trees but never on our bird feeders.

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