We escaped the snow that hit most of the rest of New England. We’re right on the edge of many storms. They pass us closely, just a few miles away. But when Hurricane Sandy devastated this area, the storm passed by just about 5 miles away. So it was today. While the storm was battering the north, we had the fattest squirrel I’ve ever seen enjoy our newly added flat feeder.
The new feeder is smaller than the one we had before. We have two other feeders already up and there wasn’t room for a big one. A flat feeder makes room for birds who can’t cling to screened feeders or are too big for such feeders. The squirrels usually love the flat feeders, but this one had a firm grip on the screen feeder and seemed unlikely to let go until he felt like it.