Sunflower

Earlier this summer I posted a photo of a sunflower.  It sprouted from the bird seed we use in the feeders.  A lovely surprise.  Once it went to seed, I thought it was just as beautiful.

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Sunflower gone to seed.

Sunflower gone to seed.

Someone discovered the Sunflower and took a few nibbles.

When I went back to see how it had changed after a few days, it was gone.  I am suspecting it was the same culprit that took my small suet block holder.  (Yes, I am looking at you little squirrel)  🙂

Backyard visitor.

We had a furry visitor at the bird feeders yesterday.  This young squirrel decided the suet block with nuts and seeds looked like a great breakfast buffet.  It must have realized the camera wasn’t a threat because it stayed there eating even after I called to it several times.  It darted looks at me a if to say “Wait, just one more bite”, then finally decided to leave when I moved closer to the porch railing.

Squirrel on suet block.

Squirrel on suet block.

Going for a bite of breakfast

Going for a bite of breakfast

Tasty!

Tasty!

Oops!  I've been spotted.

Oops! I’ve been spotted.

Time to go.

Time to go.

Squirrel running down pole. Rather impressive.

Squirrel running down pole. Rather impressive.

Maybe if I walk on two legs they won't notice me.  (This is not the squirrel you are looking for)

Maybe if I walk on two legs they won’t notice me. (This is not the squirrel you are looking for..)

The birds were happy to see it leave, especially the Scrub Jay.

Scrub Jay on bird feeder structure

Scrub Jay on bird feeder structure

Glad the squirrel left some for me

Glad the squirrel left some for me

Yummm, breakfast!

Yummm, breakfast!

 

Hope you have a lovely day,

Melyna