Last Sunday we walked at Morrel Sanctuary.

Stellar Jay approaching the feeding station!

Stellar Jay approaching the feeding station!

As we started up the path, we got to watch a small drama being played out on the side of a red Cedar.  Please excuse the blurriness of some of the pictures – things were happening fast!

Spotted!....Rats foiled again!

Spotted!….Rats foiled again!

Through out the Sanctuary there are wooden feeding stations, filled with seeds and grains for the birds and squirrels.

On this Sunday and at this station a squirrel, one of the little brown squirrels, was in charge.

Victorious!

Victorious!

As we watched the squirrel chased off a Stellar Jay.  The Jay just dropped down to the basement to help himself to the seeds on the ground.

Basement scraps for the Jay.

Basement scraps for the Jay.

And then a Varied Thrush had gall enough to land on top of the feeder.  The squirrel made short work of him.

The Squirrel remained victorious, until I got too close.

I got a little too close!

I got a little too close!

Happy Viewing

Lynette

And off he scampered1

And off he scampered1