Saturday, November 19, 2011
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...
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
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.