Tail-less, Still Going Strong!

one of the first to raid the new feeder

To the delight of myself, and my family, Tail-less is still going strong, a year and a half since our first sighting of him! We have kept an eager eye out for him and have worried on more than one occasion when we go several days and sometimes longer with no sighting. But, much to our relief, he always shows back up at a nearby tree or a freshly filled feeder, delighting us with his antics. Basically, Tail-less has become our unofficial backyard pet.

drawn out with sunflower seeds on hammock

The above picture was taken just last week after we had not seen him for almost two weeks-we thought for sure that this time he was a goner. When he re-emerged on the sunflower seed-sprinkled hammock, I literally squealed with delight! Yes, he has indeed captured our hearts!

The newly found driftwood pulled from the creek have become favorite feeding spots for our little friend.

We call this tree, pulled from the creek, the “Dr. Seuss feeder” as it reminds us of the Grinch’s hand…it is definitely Tail-less approved!

We were concerned Tail-less had been injured in a narrow escape based on the apparent sores seen in the below picture, but other squirrels had the same type of sores, a type of skin condition, and he has healed nicely as of this writing.

Hopefully our little friend will continue to entertain us throughout the winter and for many more seasons to come!

Until next time!


12 Replies to “Tail-less, Still Going Strong!”

  1. Lovely to see you posting again Jen, and to see Tail-less again up to his old antics, sent to entertain and remind of our Lord’s sense of humour. We have a couple of birds that visit us like him, they always amuse us at the birdbaths. He is very unique not having a tail so it makes him easy to spot. As we do not have squirrels here we do enjoy seeing them when we visit the Northern Hemisphere. Enjoy your week my friend and stay safe πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Ashley, I have been wanting to post for a while so I’m happy to be back in the game.😊 Yes, I am always in awe at God’s creativity in all the creatures and plants He has put here to bring joy and amusement! Enjoy your week as well and happy birding in your beautiful country!

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  2. Tail-less seems to have survived the pandemic in better shape than most. πŸ™‚ I hope you and the family are well, too, Jen. I managed to get my vaccine last month, so was finally able to return to church on Easter Sunday. May God keep you in His care, dear friend. Love, A. ❀ ❀ ❀

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    1. He is still thriving and staying out of the eagles clutch, thankfully!!! I am so happy you were able to go back to church, and especially on Easter. God bless, and much love friend!!

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