The natural world around me, both a few steps and a few miles, away.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Out of My Rear Window 9-18-11
It's a quiet day at the feeder. Just after I put the morning brunch out, only Mr. Tom and one lone squirrel were enjoying a meal.
Mr. Tom looks hale and healthy.
It didn't take long for a few other squirrels to show up for the feast.
But, there was trouble in paradise. When I put down the seed, I also saw Tucker, the feral cat, lurking around. I put down some food for him, too, out of sight, on the landing to the back garage door. It didn't take long for one of the squirrels to spot him, sitting there. From his scouting position, on the rock, he kept an eye on things.
Suddenly, everyone broke and ran, the squirrels climbing high into the tree. I can only assume that Tucker was on the move, because I never saw him. This guy decided, once he was safe, to sound the alarm. Look closely, and you will see that his mouth is open. You can hear that sound for quite a distance.
Even Mr. Tom decided that it would be better if he left. Silly turkey, I doubt that Tucker would even attempt to bring down a bird at least three times his size.
It's going to be a lovely day, here. The temperature is supposed to go into the mid-70's and the sun will shine. I hope that your day turns out just as lovely.