The bird feeder is squirrel-proof. It’s spring-loaded and drops down to cover the opening when something heavier than a bird is on the perch. I caught a squirrel on it the other day. It was bending the metal that covers the openings. His buddy was on the ground watching, maybe waiting for the thief to throw down some scoops of feed. The beastly creature actually bent the metal to almost a 45 degree angle! I chased the squirrels off and bent the metal back into place.
This morning, the squirrel was on the ground foraging all the seeds that the birds drop. I sat under the tree the other day and watched the birds at the feeder. They pick up a seed and throw it on the ground, as if it doesn’t meet their quality standards. I didn’t know my feed was going to be inspected by #42. What I really think happens is that the seed slips out of the bird’s beak, but I could be wrong. Anyway, the squirrels have decided to eat of the crumbs that fall from the songbirds’ table.
There’s a lesson to be learned there, if you missed it the first time…when it was in the Bible!