Every year at this time I catch a glimpse of a chipmunk rummaging around in the yew hedge. The red berries (actually arils) of the yew are a tasty treat and few if any get left behind.
This fella wades his way through the layers of hedge searching out the berries and then stuffing them into his mouth. Branches quiver and I know he is further down moving around. Then he pops out of some opening and moves along the top of the hedge like walking on water.
When he is not so cute
Early this spring I realized I needed a bird bath for the back yard. I looked at many bird baths before deciding to recycle and reuse a frying pan that was to go in the garbage. It is a non stick surface pan that warped early in its use and eventually was no use at all. Not a beautiful pan either. But put a large stone at the bottom as a perch and fill it with water and the birds will come. Although not right away.
|seems to have decided the pan will do for a dip|
|Young Robin was eyeing the bath and bather|
It was close. He checked out that fry pan from all angles but never went in for a dip or a drink.