It turns out that while they did eat a lot of the food, they're not the main reason the food has been disappearing so quickly. Here's the culprit:
Notice that his chubby little cheeks are full of seeds. I watched this chipmunk make four separate trips to the feeder this afternoon to stuff those cute little cheeks. No wonder the food is disappearing!
I took a bunch of pictures of this cute little thief at the feeder. Enjoy them after the jump.
|Climbing up the pole|
|Can he make the jump from here?|
|Make sure no one is coming|
|Dig out some seeds|
|Are there seeds here?|
|There must be seeds back here|
|You looking at me?|
|Starting from the front again|
|Contorting to get every last seed out|
|No seeds go un-taken|
lol - we've had chipmunks steal bird food here too! Apparently you can buy bird feeders that are resistant to chipmunks, but it just seems to give them incentive to try harder sometimes :)
SQUEEEEEEEEE i love those little critters!!! i used to put up a squirrel feeder and fill it up with nuts because well, they are so darn cute!
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