Monday afternoon we made some hardware cloth baffles to protect the inhabitants of two of our birdhouses, which are currently occupied with finches. The parents have been busily flitting to and fro with food for the babies. Monday afternoon, I noticed a cat (not one of mine) climbing the fence post the birdhouse sits on, hunting for some baby birds. I scared the cat off right quick, then Dan and I headed to the barn to solve the problem. Fortunately we had some hardware cloth in inventory, so it was a quick job.
They aren’t pretty, but yesterday afternoon I observed the same cat attempting to reach the birds, but giving up in defeat. Phew!