Usually we have Mr. Cardinal and his friends in our bird feeder. The cats sit on the window sill and chirp and chatter at them while the Cardinal Clan enjoys feasting on the seed Gloria puts out every day.
Earlier this week, I came downstairs after putting Gloria to bed to find the cats more agitated than usual. They were pacing the window sill, tails twitching, chirping and carrying on more than usual. I figured "Jumpy Squirrel" was in the bird feeder. But it was later than his typical feeding time, so I decided to take a look. Here's who was out there...
When he noticed me (and my camera), he got down and looked at me as if to say "Hey. You just interrupted my meal. I worked hard for this time slot. Go away."
He has returned several nights this week. And has earned the name "Bandit." The cats watch in agitation. Gloria watches in fascination. And I just wonder who's next in our backyard buffet!