When it is so hot you have to change the feed in the feeder at least every third day and sometimes every other day.
As I sipped from my coffee cup enjoying his antics, I heard lots of chirping in the garage. I put down the cup and there in the corner of the garage was three baby wrens and on the window seal was the parent wren encouraging them to leave the nest.
I thought this would be a good photo opt so I came inside from the garage into the kitchen and told Mimi who was beginning to enjoy her breakfast that the baby wrens were coming off the nest. She was upset that she had let Sam cat out on the porch and requested I get him in.
I headed back to her bedroom to let the mence back inside. As soon as I opened the door, he ran inside with a baby red bellied woodpecker in his mouth. He went under a table as I yelled at him and he was so started he dropped the baby bird by the table leg. I knew I had to be quick, so I scooped the baby up in my bare hands all the while telling Sam what a bad kitty he was to catch a baby bird, as I gently cradled the stunted little fellow and took him back out on the porch to release him in one of my little potted trees. He sat there for just a second blinked at me and them off he flew to freedom.
I stopped and picked up my camera on the way back to the garage and the baby birds all the while followed by a howling Sam cat protesting my interference. I poked my head into the kitchen and told Mimi not to let Sam cat out for awhile as he was preying on baby birds. She was so thankful that I had let the cat back in as she would have been unable to retrieve the bird and set it free.
I crawled up into the bed of the truck and looked every where for the babies but they had gone except for one who was going in and out from under the truck. I never could get a photo of the lone baby. It was so very tiny and cute I just put down the camera and enjoyed the sight. I opened the garage door for better light and a larger opening for it to escape. Finally,about mid day, the garage was silent again. Prince and I went to TSC for those big seed blocks and some new seed as it was time to feed little babies and watch them grow.
The kitty justice is to spoil a real Cat's day by taking away his catch.