While Charlie and Chester the chickadees got their sunflower seeds from the sunflowers in the garden, Nathan the nuthatch found an easier way to get his share.
This jar of seeds is meant for the squirrels, but when they aren’t looking, Nathan zips in and steals a seed. He doesn’t linger at all, making it more of a Dine and Dash situation. At any time Jasper or Lincoln might come and put the run on him. It was hard to get a clear picture, zoomed in from the deck of the house, and needing to snap it quickly as Nathan only stays at this jar for a split second.
“Do you know who’s been into my stash?”
Nathan Nuthatch loves his seeds,
Not so much the work.
Squirrel food will meet his needs,
Though his theft might irk.
Jasper tries to guard the stash,
Lincoln also helps,
Nathan is afraid they’ll bash
In his skull, and yelps.
“Look how much you have to eat,
Yet you will not share,
Food laid out for you so neat,
This I just can’t bear.
“If the seeds you will not share,
I will have to steal,
Flying quickly I will dare,
But won’t stay to peel.
“In a pinch I’d get my own,
From the tall sunflowers,
But until my cover’s blown,
This will save me hours.”