Mine, All Mine!

This bird feeder is designed so that the weight of a heavier bird will cause the feeding ports to close. However, one Grackle may perch and eat from the partially closed ports, but a second Grackle landing on the perch would cause them to close completely. This guy has figured that out and will let no one else come near until he’s finished eating.

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36 Comments on “Mine, All Mine!”

  1. eileen says:

    Ahh, they are smart birds. Hungry too! Great capture.

  2. Nancy says:

    Amazing how clever they are!

  3. dou dou says:

    That is so funny! Look at his face LOL

  4. jbcuvelier says:

    Pat, if I was a Grackle I wouldn’t go near that one! Look at that eye! Love this!

  5. How funny, Pat! That guy sure looks like someone I wouldn’t want to contend with.

  6. TexWisGirl says:

    perfect sinister look!

    (to answer your question, the cormorants will visit our pond on occasion, but usually only for a day to fish, dry off, and go again.) 🙂

  7. Pat…there is a tension rod in the middle of the feeder that has arrows on it to increase or decreased the weight sensitivity. You can make it so that a heavy bird like a grackle can’t sit on it. You could also take off the cardinal ring (green) which makes it a little more difficult. I just cleaned the 2 I have….

    • Pat says:

      Since we have other feeders, we adjusted the tension so that a single heavier bird could use it. The Cardinals love it. We wanted to keep the squirrels out and it works!

  8. ladyfi says:

    That is a very intense look!

  9. Pat..make the tension rod inside the feeder less sensitive..look at the arrows and turn it so that a larger bird like a grackle can’t stand on the ring without it closing..I have 2 of them..

  10. I wouldn’t mess with him! Margie

  11. marciescudder says:

    What an exquisite capture. He looks mean..and he looks angry!

  12. Very good capture.

    Regards and best wishes

  13. … and I ain’t sharing .. so step away from the feeder. NOW!

    Please stop by my blog for a link to a new movie coming out soon called “Darling Companion” with Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline. I thought I would share with all of the Camera Critters! I haven’t seen it yet .. but I’m looking forward to seeing it. Let me know what you think!

  14. geanina says:

    beautiful bird and very nice colors :). like…

  15. fromsophiesview says:

    These guys are as smart as crows!

  16. fromsophiesview says:

    These birds are as smart as crows!

  17. Maple Lane says:

    What determination. Great photo.

  18. Mick says:

    Clever bird and great photo. I guess I should also say that the person who designed the feeder was clever too!

  19. Oh My – love those eyes! Great shot.

  20. OMG love those eyes! Great capture.

  21. lisa says:

    Good for him!!!
    This is a great shot Pat.

  22. clever bird… good photo… clever feeder… good post

  23. Ruta says:

    What an expression…they are clever aren’t they…

  24. ashrajpr says:

    That is smartness.

  25. Oh, I love that! Great shot, Pat! Very expressive for a bird. Nice!

  26. What a smart fellow. As long as no one else comes he can eat all he wants.

  27. Gorgeous!!

    My Critter post, have a blessed Sunday!

  28. What a smart bird … what a great feeder.

  29. JM says:

    The title is perfect, look at those eyes! 🙂

  30. Fergiemoto says:

    Great shot, yet a very intense face. He seems to be saying “Don’t mess with me!”

  31. Shannon says:

    Oh my! He is a little scary! I would not mess with him!

  32. emzkie says:

    oh he look so mean. lol. fantastic shot! thanks for visiting from Camera critters

    http://www.myphotomeme.com/2012/03/24/camera-critterssooc-sunday-baby-oscar/

  33. Tammy says:

    Look out! I think he’s got his eye on you 🙂


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