First an update on the squirrels nesting on my office windowsill. They’ve now built two nests on the same ledge, one open to the sun and one shaded by ivy leaves. They move between them as the sun gets higher, starting out in the sun-exposed spot and then moving beneath the ivy leaves during the hot afternoon. They aren’t around in the morning, but appear to take their naps around midday. And they must surely sleep at night, but I’m not around to check.
As I noted before, I can’t get good pictures of them because of a dirty and un-openable window and an intervening screen. Nevertheless, here they are:
When there is more than one using the nest, they’re always cuddled up together, which is really cute.
And reader Gary U sends a photograph of his hummingbird feeder, with this note:
This is what happens when the bee guard breaks off of your hummingbird feeder. We watched these guys drain the feeder in just a couple of hours.
Taken with a simple HP PhotoSmart M547 at my parents’ home just outside of Cincinnati, OH.