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Lincoln Guards his Lunch


It’s snowing furiously and the wind has made a mess of the yard, littering it with fir branches.

It’s cold enough to freeze the hummingbird feeders. I alternate between two of them, thawing one in a jug of warm water while the other is available to the birds.

The squirrels, Lincoln and Della, have been getting walnuts (partially shelled) and sunflower seeds. But now the jays have discovered the goodies in the woodshed and are giving the squirrels competition.

The video below is about a minute long. I took it from inside the house through the window. The snow is blurring the scene as much as my dirty dining room window is, but I didn’t want to miss the show. It’s not Oscar quality, but it might be mildly entertaining to watch as Lincoln defends his lunch.

Author: wordsfromanneli

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17 thoughts on “Lincoln Guards his Lunch

  1. As it’s not cold here [we are having the typical Texas Hill Country “winter”] our squirrels and birds find enough food and water. Well, we do put out bird seed and fill the bird baths. But we don’t need to warm the water.

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  2. It’s a battle for survival in the cold of winter! They are so cute running and hopping about. It’s so wonderful that you keep the humming bird feeders going Anneli. πŸ₯°πŸ˜Ž

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  3. I feel so sorry for those little hummingbirds. They should have gone south, but most winters it’s mild enough here, so I guess they got complacent.


  4. Poor Lincoln! And poor hummingbirds too! They weren’t expecting this! πŸ™‚

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  5. I didn’t realize you have hummingbirds year around, Anneli. I might have to knit them some jackets…well, if I could knit. πŸ™‚

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  6. There’s nothing like a bluejay/squirrel confrontation, that’s for sure. I’m hearing bluejays just from time to time, but I’m hoping that they’ll show up at the feeders once the acorns and pecans on the trees are gone.

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  7. Great video! I hope that Lincoln won the battle! The jay can go and get some seeds at the birdfeeders.

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  8. Winter has certainly arrived there. Lincoln is pretty good on defence 😊

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  9. Jays can be very bold, sometimes mean. Good to see Lincoln guarding the nuts.

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