In an effort to notice more of the ordinary in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday. The idea is to take 1 - 3 photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment, by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in. What have you noticed this week?
See what others have noticed this week:
Melissa at Daily Life - Bits & Pieces
Karen at Random Reflections
This week what I've noticed is the destruction of two well built squirrel satellite nests. Black squirrel(s) build several food storage nests; satellite nests, near but not in the same tree as their primary home nests. We had two food nests in our trees. All through winter's storms, these two nests stood up to what ever Mother Nature threw at them, but this week neither Bob the builder squirrel(s) or Mother Nature took into account The Destroyers; Conan Grackle & Conan Blue Jay. Both of these birds have taken turns in destroying the food nests, looking for food for themselves. The materials for the nests, leaves, twigs were falling like rain. Now, in a matter of a few hours, there is nothing left of either of these food nests. Nature is a harsh master.
The builder or as we call him "Bob"
The food nests
The destroyers - Mr Man has named them both Conan
Some of the fallout of the nest destruction
I know that this is all common in the animal world but it still makes me feel sad for the squirrels as they are now preparing for the arrival of the babies & food is still not plentiful in nature's buffet. I guess it's time to throw out some more peanuts and/or fruit gone off a little too much.