12/10/2009

No good deed goes unpunished!!!

Remember the huge magpie nest in the apple tree? Well after their chicks leave the nest the adults abandon the nest until the next breeding season. We have another squirrel who is smart enough to not try moving into the house but has decided to winter in the magpie nest instead.
This diligent little worker spends the day scurrying about the garden gathering seeds, nuts, and apples and stashing them in the magpie nest. But there are always 4-6 quail hanging out in the tree and the minute the squirrel dashes down the tree they rush into the nest to feed on the squirrel's stash.. Upon returning it chases the quail out of the nest, leaves its goodies and dashes off . And the quail rush right back in...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love your squirrel picture and the story of the quail. We have lots of very fat quail here, do to the fact that when I throw corn to the chickens, some always "misses" the chicken coop. Hope your pipes got fixed in good time. Suzie in Idaho

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Too cute! There is nothing more amusing than watching the antics of squirrels! Love the little critters!
Hugss,
Kerry

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