LOG IN    OR   REGISTER TO FORUMS


Uninvited guest at the bird feeder...

FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Wildlife
Thread started 10 Dec 2005 (Saturday) 15:32   
LIST NEARBY THREADS
 
Anders ­ Östberg
Goldmember
Anders Östberg's Avatar
Joined Nov 2003
3,395 posts
Sweden
[MORE/SHARE]

No birds at the feeder, due to this character showing up today...

IMAGE NOT FOUND IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
MIME changed to 'text/html' | Content warning: script


How do squirrels get a belly ache... maybe from eating all the BIRD FOOD! Duh!! :p
IMAGE NOT FOUND IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
MIME changed to 'text/html' | Content warning: script

Post #1, Dec 10, 2005 15:32:19


Anders Östberg - Mostly Canon gear - My photosexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
PetKal
Cream of the Crop
PetKal's Avatar
Joined Sep 2005
11,141 posts
Nizza, Italia
[MORE/SHARE]
banned

VERY nice photos, Anders.

You seem to have quite a mechanized hi-tech feeder there. For N. American gray/black squirrel though, your feeder would be like an open bar, a "bird" feeder in its name only.

Post #2, Dec 10, 2005 15:39:50


Potenza-Walore-Prestigio

LOG IN TO REPLY
Anders ­ Östberg
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Anders Östberg's Avatar
Joined Nov 2003
3,395 posts
Sweden
[MORE/SHARE]

Thanks Petkal!

I need to do something about this, the squirrels are just too good at climbing. It's fun to watch but the food isn't really for them.

The bird feeder works great, I just haul it in to refill it. I described it in an earlier thread here, and it's resulted in several bird pictures I'm quite pleased with (I've posted some of those in a couple of other threads as well).

Post #3, Dec 10, 2005 15:46:43


Anders Östberg - Mostly Canon gear - My photosexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
Harold_L
Goldmember
Joined Apr 2005
1,192 posts
Boulder, Colorado
[MORE/SHARE]

Nice pictures, both of them. Your squirrels have a lovely coat - ours are much more towards the gray. Squirrels work our cylindrical feeder too. If they are there too lone, I go aourside and chide them away.

Post #4, Dec 10, 2005 16:11:53


Harold
Canon Rebel XT w/ Tamron 28-75 mm F2.8

LOG IN TO REPLY
tommy6206
Senior Member
Joined Sep 2004
142 posts
Barnstaple N.DEVON UK
[MORE/SHARE]

super shots n#2 is my fav

Post #5, Dec 10, 2005 16:49:51


40D 30D 10D 550EX 50 F1.8 mk1 20-35 F2.8L 24-70 F 2.8 70-200F 2.8 50-500 28-200 and a load of other lenses and gear

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
Gary ­ Fairhead
Cream of the Crop
Gary Fairhead's Avatar
Joined Sep 2005
12,421 posts
Ottawa On Canada
[MORE/SHARE]

I like both shots. The first one because it shows the ingenuity, audacity and tenacity of these guys. Your bird feeder set up is ingenious in that it allows you easy acssess and also sets up some beautiful bird shots. It is also a little tykes gym and playhouse for the squirrels. If its anywhere near a tree then it is theirs for the taking. I have several feeders hanging from trees but they are hanging 15 or more feet down from branches and the slippery coted nylon wire is not squirrel friendly. I have baffled one as well and ( keeping my fingers crossed) these feeders have been squirrel free for more than 6 months now. I know a guy who periodically oils the nylon coated wire he uses and the squirrels learned very quickly not to test it.

The second shot is perfect....beautiful color and detail.

Post #6, Dec 10, 2005 21:07:54


Gary Fairhead C/C welcome .....

Canon 30 D,50D, Canon 500 F4 IS, 400 F5.6L ,200 F2.8L, 28-105mm F3.5-4.5, 1.4X TC/, Canon 580EX /Canon 100 2.8 Macro
http://www.pbase.com/p​hotofair/root&page=allexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
CyberDyneSystems
Admin (type T-2000)
CyberDyneSystems's Avatar
Joined Apr 2003
40,772 posts
Providence RI
[MORE/SHARE]

:lol:

Little beast! Got what he deserved... and despite your feeders technical climbing equipment! :)

Post #7, Dec 11, 2005 00:19:31


GEAR LIST
CDS' HOT LINKS
My POTN Share Threads
Jake Hegnauer Photographyexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
Anders ­ Östberg
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Anders Östberg's Avatar
Joined Nov 2003
3,395 posts
Sweden
[MORE/SHARE]

Thanks guys!
I pulled the feeder out a couple of feet from the tree and the squirrel is stumped! (I hope) :)
Maybe I can get a shot of him jumping through the air...

Post #8, Dec 11, 2005 03:11:36


Anders Östberg - Mostly Canon gear - My photosexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
Anders ­ Östberg
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Anders Östberg's Avatar
Joined Nov 2003
3,395 posts
Sweden
[MORE/SHARE]

FretNoMore wrote:
Thanks guys!
I pulled the feeder out a couple of feet from the tree and the squirrel is stumped! (I hope) :)
Maybe I can get a shot of him jumping through the air...

That last sentence was meant as a joke, but... :)

It didn't help to pull the feeder further out, the squirrel just laughed at me
and launched an assault from the air! :)

IMAGE NOT FOUND IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
MIME changed to 'text/html' | Content warning: script

Post #9, Dec 11, 2005 08:09:56 as a reply to Anders Östberg's post 4 hours earlier.


Anders Östberg - Mostly Canon gear - My photosexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
Gary ­ Fairhead
Cream of the Crop
Gary Fairhead's Avatar
Joined Sep 2005
12,421 posts
Ottawa On Canada
[MORE/SHARE]

Still too close.....I have seen them ( especially red squirrels) use the action of a pine branch to springboard them to the feeder. It has to be far enough away to defeat the squirrels abilities, but that could undermine what you are trying to do here ( proximity to the tree for bird in the tree shots...right?). At the same time, birds wont go to a feeder if a squirrel is on or near it. Squirrel proof feeder is another option but the suet hanging would have to be in a metal cage. Good luck.....nice action shot on the squirrel btw

Post #10, Dec 11, 2005 08:25:40


Gary Fairhead C/C welcome .....

Canon 30 D,50D, Canon 500 F4 IS, 400 F5.6L ,200 F2.8L, 28-105mm F3.5-4.5, 1.4X TC/, Canon 580EX /Canon 100 2.8 Macro
http://www.pbase.com/p​hotofair/root&page=allexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
BearLeeAlive
All butt cheeks and string.
BearLeeAlive's Avatar
Joined May 2005
29,917 posts
Calgary, AB
[MORE/SHARE]

Fantastic shots, makes me pine for a good lens like this and the time to practice in order to master it like you have.

Post #11, Dec 11, 2005 08:36:47


-JIM-

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
PetKal
Cream of the Crop
PetKal's Avatar
Joined Sep 2005
11,141 posts
Nizza, Italia
[MORE/SHARE]
banned

This is the first in-flght shot of a non-flying tree shark I have ever seen !
Excellent !
I betcha Mitcon will be green with envy when he sees this !:evil: :D :evil: :lol:

Post #12, Dec 11, 2005 08:44:20 as a reply to BearLeeAlive's post 7 minutes earlier.


Potenza-Walore-Prestigio

LOG IN TO REPLY
vjack
Goldmember
vjack's Avatar
Joined Jul 2005
1,602 posts
Mississippi, USA
[MORE/SHARE]

I love that first shot of the squirrel hanging off the feeder. I finally bought a "squirrel-proof" feeder. I wasn't expecting much, but it has actually worked exactly as advertised. Before filling it, one sets the weight sensitivity. If something that weighs more than the threshold climbs on, the feeder holes are covered.

Post #13, Dec 11, 2005 10:20:08 as a reply to PetKal's post 1 hour earlier.



Canon 20D
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6
L IS
Canon Speedlite 430EX
Manfrotto 3021BPRO; Kirk BH-1 ballhead
Canon Pixma 4200
< see my galleryexternal link >

LOG IN TO REPLY
wu_wei0
Irrepressibly irresistibly Creamy
Joined Sep 2005
12,238 posts
You cannot know my location if you are busy measuring my speed
[MORE/SHARE]

Priceless! All three!!

Post #14, Dec 11, 2005 10:27:15




LOG IN TO REPLY
condyk
Africa's #1 Tour Guide
condyk's Avatar
Joined Mar 2005
20,848 posts
Birmingham, UK
[MORE/SHARE]

FretNoMore wrote:
It didn't help to pull the feeder further out, the squirrel just laughed at me and launched an assault from the air! :)

You have also discovered a brand new art form, namely Bird Bokeh. A mastery rendition of what looks like a Chickadee, thus earning double points :D but it could also be a Great Tit, thus earning triple points on account of his double-entendre based surname.

Well done!!

Post #15, Dec 11, 2005 10:45:37 as a reply to Anders Östberg's post 2 hours earlier.


http://photography-on-the.net .../showthread.php?t=1​203740

LOG IN TO REPLY


LIST NEARBY THREADS
1,183 views & 0 likes for this thread
Uninvited guest at the bird feeder...
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Wildlife



NOT A MEMBER YET? CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO FORUMS

CHANGE BODY TEXT SIZE FOR ALL THREAD PAGES
POWERED BY AMASS 1.0version 1.0
made in Finland
by Pekka Saarinen
for photography-on-the.net


SEND FEEDBACK TO STAFF  |  JUMP TO FORUM...  |  FORUM RULES


Spent 0.00149 for 4 database queries.
PAGE COMPLETED IN 0.02s
912 guests, 790 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 3341, that happened on Dec 11, 2014
Latest registered member is shwater

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: By using this site you agree that some cookies will be stored on your browser. For unlogged users we store one session id cookie. For registered members we store (in addition to login session cookie) only cookies that are essential for required functionality, we do not store any personal tracking data in cookies or other browser's data storage methods.