Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Whistlers on Wednesday 72

Yes, the Whistlers are still getting into that open bird feeder. (These pics are from March.)

 Even squeezing in two at a time.

 


The squirrels, of course, still get in there, too. This is the closest thing to a squabble I've been able to catch with the camera.



The squirrel won.

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Kate said...

Who is more agile, a squirrel or a whistler?!

EG CameraGirl said...

How funny!

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

'...still crazy after all these years...' a verse from an old song by. Umm not Tammy Wynet, not Connie Frances...Hmmm. Who am i thinking of? anyway that's what song these playful creatures remind me of.

Gracias, feliz 'hump' day, mi amiga

magnoliasntea said...

Love the antics - just proves we'll do anything for food.

Jeanne said...

Taking turns..... How funny to see them both up in the tree. Where there is a will, there is a way! LOL

Jacquelineand.... said...

As generously as you feed them, it's amazing they can still fit in there! ;-)
Acrobat ducks, who knew?

Dział Przyrody MŚO said...

It is amazing and very funny!!!!
Greetings

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Love that looking-up looking-down stand-off!

Pamela Gordon said...

Those are some funny pictures today. I hope you have a nice day there. Pam

Revrunner said...

Let's see, just how many Whistlers CAN you get into a feeder. :-)

Sandra said...

the last four have me laughing. that silly squirrel is the best acrobat in blog land... silly whistlers just stuff themselves in together whether they fit or not.

William Kendall said...

An epic duel!

I found myself wondering what the redwing might have been thinking.

Judy said...

Too funny! I bet that was fun to watch.

Molly The Wally said...

We see the eatery is very popular LOL. Yikes will need to take bookings soon. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Roan said...

Those silly Whistlers! Looks like he/she was giving the squirrel a lecture!

Sally said...

Love the "almost" squabble. If I were a whistler, I'd just let that furry squirrel have it too!

DJan said...

How that squirrel holds on upside down like that, just amazes me. As much as I love the whistlers, I have only developed a tolerance for Bubba. :-)

Sally in WA said...

I like the squabble pics. :-)

KaHolly said...

These pics are just too funny!

Julia said...

No matter what they have to do to get food, it's all about their stomach just like men, hahaha.
Hugs,
JB

Catherine said...

With all your critters - who needs TV? Free entertainment!
xo Catherine

Bob Bushell said...

The whistlers are overcome, ha ha, but they are funny.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Ha! I love the third from the last shot, with the squirrel hanging from the bottom of the limb and arguing with the whistler.

Jeevan said...

wow! a entertainment serious... enjoyed it

S. J. Qualls said...

The shots of the duck and the squirrel - hilarious!

Kathy said...

I think that quacker and the squirrel need to start their own circus high-wire act!

Fjällripan said...

Haha so fun to see them in the feeder! :))

Tanya Breese said...

love the whistler and the squirrel!

troutbirder said...

Little varmints that's for sure. Quack Quack Chatter Chatter...:)

joeh said...

Do those Whistlers even know they are Ducks?

ellen abbott said...

you must spend a bloody fortune on birdseed.

Primitive Stars said...

To funny, it amazes me the Whistlers get in the feeder, Francine.

Roxy the traveling dog said...

Love the acrobatic squirrel.

Marit Sønstebø said...

They are so cute all of them. They seems very hungry :-)

Montanagirl said...

Oh my gosh - this is so hilarious! Love how the squirrel is hanging upside down. I don't know "how" those ducks manage to get in that feeder! lol

Karen S. said...

Oh yeah, when there's a will there's a way!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Between the ducks and the squirrel, you have a recurrent comedy act!

Beth said...

Those whistlers are so funny to watch!!

HighPlainsFlyFisher said...

The squirrel might have won but it looks like the whistler was giving him a piece of his mind and letting the squirrel know he wasn't happy about it!!

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Ton restaurant ouvert aux quatre vents, mérite au moins" trois étoiles" mais il est sous-dimensionné et il va falloir que tu fasses des travaux d'agrandissements?
La rencontre écureuil-canard a du être un beau moment pour toi. Félicitation pour tes merveilleuses photos et merci pour le partage.
Amitiés.

Roger

Betsy Adams said...

Crazy Whistlers---in that bird feeder... Guess they think they can fit ---and truth be told, they DO.... ha ha

Love the photo with the Whistler looking down on the upside down squirrel in the tree... Can you imagine their conversation???

Hugs,
Betsy

sharon said...

okay that is too funny. Looks like we are going to have to teach manners to the wildlife. I guess you can put a sign up that says PLEASE SHARE. :)

Patty Woodland said...

The squirrel is all, "yeah, yeah, shut up. I don't care. You can't hurt me. Nyah, nyah!"

Inger said...

That squirrel encounter should be in National Geographic! It is fabulous.

Raggedy Creations said...

They are getting worse than the squirrels. Too cute.

Irma said...

What a beautiful series.
The photos with the Squirrel be there, are my favorite.
Greetings Irma

don said...

The whistlers get to places I wouldn't expect them to be! The stand off makes a great series of shots. Those squirrels can be so "pushy." most of the time.
I enjoyed viewing your pictures.

Karen said...

Squirrel 1 Whistler 0

Sylvia K said...

What fun shots for the day and great giggles to start my day!! Love them!!

orchid Miyako said...
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Cranberry Morning said...

I'm okay with that. After all, they ARE birds! But that squirrel interloper needs to find a different restaurant!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa;
Oh My, smiles before going to bed again♡♡♡ Cute squabble and lovely quarrel with squirrel :-)

PS. my little ceramic dish with bird food was attacked by cats twice p;) They are the smarter ones, haha.

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*

bailey-road.com said...

What cute captures! It's getting a bit crowded!

Ela said...

What sweet photos :))))

georgettesullins said...

Yes, certainly a lot of activity around the bird feeder that day. What were you serving up?

cobie en bas van Es said...

de eekhoorn komt toch wel heel slim over.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Very nice all your pictures.


Sorry I have had trouble with computer.



My power connection broke.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Tree Rat vs. Tree Duck?

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Oh my fun at your place.

Gillian Olson said...

That is quite a crowded feeder and comical to see the whistlers squeezing into it!

Small City Scenes said...

Crazy Whistlers and dag gummed squirrel. MB

Mersad said...

I love the time of day you took these photos in. Gives such great lights to the various backdrops. Of course the subjects themselves are interesting too! :)

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

It's like cramming 10 pounds of stuff in a 1 pound package.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Major major hilarity ensued... Guess the Wistler is just too much of a nice guy (or gal). Have a pleasant afternoon!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

They always make me smile - love the "squabble"!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

I think it has become playground equipment!

Melissa said...

Got my Whistler fix. Ready for my Wednesday!

edenhills said...

Pretty impressive they get in there!

DIMI said...

The Whistlers look so funny with the squirrel!!You really make me smile!Wonderful shots Tex!
Dimi...

Red said...

Whistlers have to be one of the smartest most persistant birds there are.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love the shot of the squirrel hanging upside down with the Whistler looking on! Cute!

eileeninmd said...

Cute! Is the whistling duck getting lessons from the squirrels? Awesome sight to see and great photos!

eileeninmd said...

Cute! Is the whistling duck getting lessons from the squirrels? Awesome sight to see and great photos!

eileeninmd said...

Cute! Is the whistling duck getting lessons from the squirrels? Awesome sight to see and great photos!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

haha!!!.. Incredible!!!.. A duck on a feeder.. So nice..

Nancy J said...

Was it size or determination that won the day? Super photos, as always. that bushy tail shows so well, even when squashed up in a feeder. Cheers, Jean.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

These are great photos! I'm imagining what the duck and squirrel were saying to each other.:-)

Łucja-Maria said...

Your pets are very funny.
Great pictures!
Greetings.

Hilary said...

Sheesh.. those whistlers are every bit as goofy as the squirrel. So cute.. all of them.

RedPat said...

Those ducks seem to be so un-ducklike!

Timi said...

These photos are so funny! :o)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You have the biggest feeder birds in the world -- appropriate for Texas! The ones with the squirrel under the branch and the whistler on top of it are absolutely priceless! Looks like Bubba triumphed at last and took over the feeder!

Robin Lamb said...

T, what monkeys! Glad to see Bubba's not deterred by their presence!

Pantherka said...

Your photos are very beautiful and cute.

Debbie said...

the squirrels are smaller but they must not know it!!

not a doubt in my mind who was going to win that one!! hehehe

Joanna said...

I've never seen ducks in the feeder :) clever birds! Super pictures! bravo!

Brian King said...

Those silly ducks will sit just about anywhere!

Jeanne said...

Too too funny!

Black Jack's Carol said...

I'm amazed that the whistlers manage (and are willing!) to squeeze into that small space. Your squabble shots are great!

messymimi said...

Yes, i can see the whistlers and the squirrels getting into a bit of an ado over who gets to eat first!

Filip Demuinck said...

Isn't this a bit small for these big birds.

Greetings,
Filip

Our photos said...

Oh,these are good ! My favourite is photo number 8

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You have the best restaurant in town:@)

Jim said...

Great captures.

Susan said...

So funny - unique photos too :D)

Leovi said...

Pretty pictures, fun!

Deanna said...

Those critters must keep you entertained all day long!!

Pom Pom said...

Funny! They must like their grains!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I believe that is the boldest squirrel I have ever seen...or should I say scoundrel?!

maryaustria said...

How great! These whistlers and the squirrel are really fun to watch!

Gail Dixon said...

Ha! That dadgum squirrel has met his match! They're about the same size. Hope the whistler won. Cute pics!

Stephen Hayes said...

These ducks seem to be very even tempered.

KB Bear said...

They're as funny as they are beautiful!!

Anita said...

So cool! I would have stood there watching too.

Was it in your plans to see what birds would come to the feeder and to snap them,or did you by chance luck up and get these shots?

Paula said...

Looks like a squabble all right. Looks crowded in that feeder too. I'm so excited I saw Jackie the Jack Rabbit twice today.

Stephanie said...

It is a stronger feeder to hold two birds in it. Looks like one of them was resting in the feeder. They are still cute, always look forward to Wednesdays.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

It was a great party until the squirrels showed up...again. Sigh.

Jo's World said...

What are you gonna do with them all, Tex? The Whistlers will have a bunch of babies and so will the squirrels. It will be bumper to bumper wild life!

Cheers,
Jo

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Too funny! The Whistler should have given the squirrel's tail a nip! :D

~Lindy

marilyn said...

Looks like a tremendous amount of fun is enjoyed at your place and after taking a look your recent posts, it's evident you have a good slice of paradise there.

Randy said...

Love that last shot.

Paul said...

Nice captures of the interaction between the Squirrel and the Whistler!

Cloudia said...

Sweet Circus!





ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral

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Susan said...

Like there isn't enough food on the ground or something. Love the squabble between the squirrel and the whistler. Funny!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
That is quite a fight for a spot inside that yummy restaurant. And I mean INSIDE!
Hugs,
Mariette

Margaret said...

Sports right outside your window - a boxing or wrestling of sorts :)

Karen said...

These are incredible shots, it looks like a big free for all.

Linda said...

Too funny! Serious competition for the squirrels!

Elaine said...

Looks like the squirrel is the winner!

Mandy Southgate said...

Ha ha! I love how they get right into it! Hopefully the squirrels will be too chubby soon and the birds can reclaim their feeder!

Eva Ason said...

That is too funny, how they squeeze in together in the bird feeder and chase the squirrel away. Great pictures

DeniseinVA said...

They are at it again! Adorable! Looking at them is a great way to start my day. Thank you :)

Anvilcloud said...

I guess there's no such thing as a squirrel-proof feeder.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Haha! Go little skirl!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Oh my! What characters!

Naomi Morales said...

My sister and I would love to live in a place where you can be surrounded with animals like that. Are they friendly? :D

Rita said...

I figured Bubba and friends wouldn't take kindly to a Whistler invasion--LOL!

Marie said...

Oh, just too funny! Those whistlers are so cute! :-) Think everything belongs to them, I guess. :-)

Helma said...

Hahahahaha .... ducks and squirrels remain patrons of the feeder house. They just cracked it lol .....

Margie said...

Stinkers...all of them! Cute ones though.

Gert said...

What a fun post!! Love those squirrels...

Blessings, Gert

Liz said...

Oh wow! So many cute critters!!

Midmarsh John said...

Love the confrontation photos.

Rose said...

I can't believe the Whistlers get in that feeder! Always cracks me up.

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