They are beautiful to watch, but they are also VERY messy eaters. Which seems to work out fine, because there is always a squirrel handy to come and clean up their dirty work. So I took some pictures because I just couldn't help myself.
This little guy has been coming here every morning for the past 5 days. I like to think that he comes here purely for the purpose of entertaining me. A few hours ago, he showed up with a friend! I can already imagine their little squirrel conversation: "Hey man, are you hungry?" "Starving!" "Let's go hit up this balcony I've been going to. It's safe there, and that crazy chick leaves all kinds of good stuff out for us to eat." Here he is perched on the railing.
And this is him getting to work on the seeds scattered by the birds.
My ferocious lion was wiggling his back legs as if he wanted to pounce, but he was polite enough not to scare the little guy away while he was trying to get some breakfast.
After the squirrel decided to move on, a TINY baby bird landed clumsily on the cement. I know he was a baby because he still wasn't flying very well, and his feathers were all fluffy and down-like. The pictures are a little blurry because I had to zoom in as close as I could get. The last thing I wanted to do was get too close and scare the tiny thing away.
You can see him crunching on a seed in this one, isn't he adorable?
What kind of wonderful things do you have planned for this weekend? Here's what I have lined out:
- Make some things for my upcoming craft shows
- Leave my house as little as possible
- Sit around in my jammies
- Watch a movie or two
- Do some homework
- Sleep in