Working from home, and my home being a log cabin, I see birds throughout the day coming and caching seeds in between the logs and windowsills…anywhere they can fit it. Mostly chickadee, titmouse, and red-bellied woodpecker are the ones I see doing it.
It’s fun to think of them using my house as a larder, and using their spatial memory (or some luck) to find them later. I wonder how many pounds of seeds are collectively stashed in the crevices of my house right now?
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You’ll want to pry them out. Some years ago, a squirrel stashed sunflower seeds into my exhaust pipe.
OMG, there’s nothing on earth that stinks as bad as burning sunflower seeds!
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