Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer

A Strange Bird

I have multiple bird-feeders in my backyard, which give me delight, except for the squirrels. One day last week, I had NINE squirrels in my backyard, feeding from my squirrel-proof feeders. One climbs on and slips the cage, then turns it so it spills on the ground for the others. Well, squirrels have to eat, too, but I would love to have one or two feeders strictly for the birds.

One night last week, I had a huge racoon, turning over my flower pots, looking for roots and bulbs. Huge! The area where I live is so suburban, my heart broke, I wonder where he has any habitat to call his own?

And then this guy . . . I don’t know who or what he is. He is the only one of his kind ever to show up, and it was only once. I am guessing maybe he is migratory. He might be a duck.

January 20, 2011 - Posted by | Gardens, Living Conditions, Pensacola


  1. Looks like a Muscovy duck –

    Comment by Ken | January 20, 2011 | Reply

  2. You know, I think you are exactly right, Ken. 🙂 I’ve seen them before, but somehow I thought they were African. I must be confused.

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 20, 2011 | Reply

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