The "birdseed" really wasn't seed, per se. It was a Nut N' Berry mix, an "advanced formula" said to attract songbirds, chickadees, cardinals, finches, and "other outdoor pets." Sounded good to me.
I brought the bag home, along with the rest of the groceries on the list, decided that my mission was accomplished, and thought nothing further about the matter, until yesterday.
Early in the day, my wife pointed out the back window to the bird feeder. "There are your other outdoor pets," she said with a smirk. A couple of fat squirrels were helping themselves to those nuts n' berries with no songbirds, chickadees, cardinals, finches, or any other feathered friends in evidence. So what, you say, and rightfully so. Squirrels are hardly unexpected dinner guests at the feeder out back ... otherwise they wouldn't be so fat.
No, the unexpected guest showed up a little later ... and the squirrels made a hasty retreat. It was a hawk (or an owl--I'm a suburbanite, what do I know) looking to dine on plump squirrel with nut n' berry stuffing.
You never know just what you'll get when you buy that next on sale product you've never tried before.
|Our dinner guest is a little indistinct in this camera hip shot ...|