Well, now I know what’s stealing my seeds

Photo by Chris Bosak  A chipmunk looks up after grabbing sunflower seeds from a feeder in Danbury, Conn., during the summer of 2018.

Photo by Chris Bosak
A chipmunk looks up after grabbing sunflower seeds from a feeder in Danbury, Conn., during the summer of 2018.

“I could have sworn I just put a handful of seeds down,” I mumbled to myself as I threw yet another handful of seeds on the platform feeder on my deck.

I scratched my head, turned around and walked back inside. I returned to my makeshift office in my son’s room to get back to work. As I wrote one thing or another, I glanced out at the feeder and saw a head pop up from behind the tomato plant that obstructs part of the feeder. Aha, that’s the culprit: a chipmunk. It dropped its head back down and a minute later ran across the railing of the deck with a mouthful of seeds.

I’m sure it’s not the only chipmunk out there. Squirrels like to join in that fun, as well. The birds still keep coming, despite the competition, so I guess I shouldn’t complain. Plus, I’m basically serving it to the rodents on a platter — no wait, that’s exactly what I’m doing — so what should I expect.

Photo by Chris Bosak  A chipmunk runs back toward its home after grabbing sunflower seeds from a feeder in Danbury, Conn., during the summer of 2018.

Photo by Chris Bosak
A chipmunk runs back toward its home after grabbing sunflower seeds from a feeder in Danbury, Conn., during the summer of 2018.

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