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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Daredevil squirrel

This daredevil squirrel balances on a sunflower 8 feet in the air while he gorges.

Documentary on Sarvey Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

I made a short documentary on an extraordinary wildlife organization - the Sarvey Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, an Emergency Room for wildlife. Meet the staff and volunteers who save thousands of injured or orphaned wild birds and animals every year.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Squirrel Spanker in Action!

After years of dealing with squirrel attacks on my bird feeders, I developed the Squirrel Spanker to chase the little rodents off. It worked great, except I had to be there to trigger the Spanker when a squirrel was at the feeder. If only there was a way to automatically trigger the Spanker without me having to be there...

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Goldfinch moves in

This male Goldfinch has taken up residence in our backyard and we're delighted! We're hoping he finds a mate and moves into one of our birdhouses.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

New, Improved Armored Bird Feeder

The squirrels must have found a weak spot in the original "armored" feeder because they chewed the hell out of one of the feeder holes.

Well, we're ready for them with the new, improved Version 2.0 Armored Feeder! Break your little rodent teeth on this!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

An armored bird feeder

Trying to keep the squirrels from robbing the birdseed is a full-time job. Not only do they steal seeds, they destroy the feeders. At the top is a feeder that was only two weeks old, destroyed in a day by squirrels. I've armored the feed holes in its replacement, shown at the bottom, with metal, overlaid with J&B Weld metal epoxy. Click the image to view a larger version.

Hopefully this will give the squirrels a toothache.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Not a bird...

... but we saw this Pacific Tree Frog while birdwatching at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, so I'm posting it! Although it looks big in this extreme close-up (click the image to see the full-sized photo), this frog is only an inch and 1/2 long.