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A long time ago, my sophomore English teacher, Father William Campbell, saw something in my writing and predicted that I would someday become a newspaper columnist. He suggested the perfect title for my column--"Leaves of the Palm." Now that I have a little extra time on my hands I've decided to put Father Campbell's prediction to the test. I'm going to start using this blog site not just to reprint opinion pieces I've published elsewhere but to try to get more of my ideas and opinions out there. Feedback is welcome. To find out more about me, please check out my Web site: www.EdwardFPalm.com (Click on any of the photos below for an enlarged view.)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Caught in the Act!

Recently, a suet feeder--and the suet cake, of course--disappeared from our bird feeding station.  I bought another one, and it too disappeared.  Also, I began noticing that our bird feeder is completely empty every morning, no matter how much seed was left in it at sundown.   
      I set up a camera with a wireless controller and kept a watch out the window.  Sure enough, at about 8:30 p.m. I caught this bandit in the act.  Repeated flashes didn't seem to bother him.  He remained on station, eating until the feeder was empty. 
      I couldn't get him to return our suet holders.  --EFP

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