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Birds and other mobile features in the garden 2019 #3

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This thread is intended to give people a place to post photos and/or talk about birds, critters, wildlife, fish, whatever - topics you might not want to start a whole thread on, but are still garden-related. You can see the range of possible topics in the previous threads:

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Birds and other mobile features in the garden 2018 #1

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Birds and other mobile features in the garden 2019 #1

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I saw a gray fox in the yard last night, eating the bribe I put out for the raccoon.





The raccoon used to put in a great effort to climb a fence and eat the jelly out of the oriole feeder.

Video from June, 2016


This happened every day and it was a nuisance to keep refilling the jelly feeder, so I decided to put a dish of jelly under the oriole feeder so the raccoon would get its treat and hopefully leave the oriole feeder alone. The fence climbing wasn't great for the plants by the fence either.

That worked very well and the raccoon treat escalated to include jelly, cookies, and cat treats so it would have no incentive to climb the fence.

Occasionally other critters (neighbor dogs, crows, etc.) will eat the raccoon treat but mostly the raccoon gets it. At least I think so since the oriole feeder isn't bothered.

Claire

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