Well, if the birds like it -why not? It's a scream to watch him try and climb the slender iron rod that holds the bird feeder - when it's wet from the rain he gets near the top - and slides down as if the pole were greased. Naturally, true to the code of all squirrels - he (or she) never gives up.
A flock of black capped chickadees arrived at the retreat two days ago. With a little luck they may stay the winter. They seem to enjoy the food at the small feeder. Among the wild birds they seem to probably be the easiest to make friends with. More photos to follow!