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Stuck my head out the window this evening because I saw one of the feral cats out there but it was off the deck, and that’s when I saw why! BIG raccoon on the deck eating corn pieces with its little paws. The cat, wisely I think, trotted away to leave the area to the raccoon! I may have a picture to post tomorrow if it turned out!
February 10, 2016 I was watching the winter world outside the kitchen window here in SW Lansing, Michigan when I spotted this chunky little Carolina Wren eating suet like it was going out of style!
The round little bird would poke at the suet a time or two and then take a quick look around under the suet, making sure there was no danger coming from the other side of the suet cake I’m guessing. It stayed for a minute or so eating lots of gooey, fatty suet since it probably was having a hard time finding any bugs in the cold and snow.
That is their main diet – bugs. I know from watching them that they really like big moths! I’ve seen them capture and eat them many times in the past. I really enjoy watching, and listening to the resident Carolina Wren do its thing while often calling for other Carolina Wrens from nearby trees!
We just had our second visit ever to our backyard feeders by a black phase Gray Squirrel. I wanted to add a picture but it got spooked up a nearby tree by some noise outside. So far it hasn’t returned.
Funny that I posted about some of the birds that show up bringing in fall every year and then I had a dream last night, and there was a Junco in our back yard ushering in fall! It was so vivid I thought it really happened until I woke up and found out it was just a dream. I looked out the window and live! No Juncos yet. Still too warm!