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Hmmm.Lets see... I've feed screech,barded and great horned owls along with redtail,sparrow hawks along with bald,golden eagles and last but not least black headed vultures.
Guess I'm in a lot of trouble!:D Whoops...Forgot I had them all in my workshop too! They even spent the night there.
 

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Well, the squirrels have given up on breaking into the bagged peaches and apples since the fruit inside was the same as uncovered neighboring branches, just harder to get to.
However night before last something agreed with me that the cherries were just about ripe and a whole tree-full seemed to have been harvested within a day. I got one bowl of cherries but birds and squirrels got almost all the remainder. They are/were very sweet this year.
The plum and apricot trees are traditionally the next victims. Deer are nightly pruning all of them as high as they can reach. Ground squirrels do their imitation of tree squirrels and harvest the upper branches.
Real damage occurs when bears occasionally come by for the peaches. Branches heavy with fruit droop down within reach which the bears grab and break off 10 feet or more at a time. They have turned 20 foot heathy trees into damaged denuded stumps as short as 7 feet.
Oh well, only fair that nature's bounty gets harvested by nature now and then.
 

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When a small boy I watched birds flopping around under my aunt's cherry tree. Asking her what was wrong with them she replied. Their Drunk! The fruit on the ground had fermented. Kind of sad watching them try to fly but the cat's enjoyed it. Wonder if they got drunk too?
 

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When I was a wee lad of about 9, I captured me a wild timber tiger in a box of Cap'n Crunch. Squirrell!! They do loves them some Cap'n.
 

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Does serving trays in jail qualify?:confused:
 

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I feed birds and bunnies. the bunnies are collateral. The hawks and eagles come around now and then checking things out. I can tell when they are around, the birds are in hiding.

Lot of other critters are nearby, but I have a 6 ft board fence around the cabin yard, so its mainly birds and bunnies at the feed.

Once saw an eagle kill a rabbit out in the sagebrush behind the house. That was pretty interesting.

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Last night was no exception to observation that the full moon often brings out the hungry visitors. UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_267f.jpg

Cornered a bobcat kitten by the humminbird feeders at dawn & next to a pond with big tasty tadpoles a while back.
While squirrels got the fruit a few weeks ago today a buck with felted antlers was munching the remaining strawberry leaves.
 

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