Back when I last changed my header photo two seasons ago, my friend Bill of Evil Squirrel’s Nest shouted that he saw one up a tree.
A squirrel’s nest, that is.
In a tree. In a photograph. In my blog header.
Anyway, that’s obviously stuck in my head because walking Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle this week — before the snow fell — I noticed clumps of home-sweet-squirrel-home skyward in several trees in the neighbors’ yards surrounding our house in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood.
This being Saturday, ESN’s day to post photos of his favorite squirrels, I figured I’d share my shots of where I think they’ll be living because Ellie B and I have so far kept them out of our back porch rafters they so dearly covet.
All three of these nests are within a football field of our house.
I think the squirrels have been busy building their winter hideaways. They are all bigger than a basketball. Fit a family of four, comfortably? What do you think, ESN?
Have you noticed these big, twiggy nests around your neighborhood? Have you ever had to chase squirrels out of a porch or shed in the winter time after they’ve nested there, and if so, what did you use to deter them from returning? What’s your favorite type of nut to eat, and do you prefer to purchase them shelled or in the shell, and why?