After a hiatus in my squirrel feeding (I’m a bad person), I’ve resumed putting nuts and seeds out on my windowsill. It’s harder to attract my favorite rodents this summer, as our building is encased in scaffolds as they replace the 120-year-old tile roof. But the squirrels do have a new jungle gym to run around on.
So far I’ve just been feeding a mother squirrel, with swollen teats, but today the first baby of the year showed up. He/she is very small and timid, and nearly fell off the ledge when I opened the window to proffer a walnut. (Gray squirrels have two broods a year in this area.) It hasn’t yet learned how to open walnuts, and even has trouble with peanuts. But sunflower seeds—no problem!