That was my thought, too -- one of them was in his own way, wishing me a lovely holiday and leaving a gift.....!!A thank you gift for all those seeds earlier in the year! Anyway had me fooled!
Welcome back! Now give him a nice fish as a reward!Alfred is back!!!! I haven't seen him for a couple of months and today I was thrilled when, startled, he took flight from where he'd been standing and soared up to the roof of one of the townhouses across the lake. I grabbed the camera, ran out to the deck and started shooting. After a while it got too cold -- I didn't have a coat on -- so I came back in the house and when I next looked out, he was no longer on the roof.
He looks a little shaggy -- his winter plumage -- but he's my Alfred!
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Well.....in this case, our "backyard" is the lake, so that's not going to happen unless someone were to leave their tree in the community common areas, which would not be acceptable under the condo association rules..... too bad, really!Living where I do, it was always fun to first take it out back and let the critters who needed shelter make use of it over winter.