What species of bird is THIS?
Rat Bastard! And in broad daylight, no less! Sorry for the slighly blurry pic, but it's hard to get a good shot of vermin while doing the squidgy-gross-out dance at the same time.
I must say, the little bastard has skilz, though. While sitting on the sofa I watched him shimmy up the pole and leap onto the feeder cage, then squeeze his ratty bod through the bars and proceed to enjoy the birdseed buffet.
The funniest part is, I'm so accustomed to seeing squirrels on the feeder I didn't even notice it was a rat at first.....until I saw the tail. Um, ick.
Sigh. Oh, well. Even a rat bastard's gotta eat. Just wish he'd find a new restaurant.....