I have been overly blessed this year with black birds. They clean out the feeder of sunflower seeds, which I fill twice daily. And stand rock solid by not sharing it with the other birds. Plus make a terrible mess of the bird baths. Getting to the point, I was sitting at the kitchen table and saw this blurr of a creature running past the window. It sorta looked like a squirrle, but nooo...then it gave the impression of a enlarged over furred mouse.
Quickly I grab the camera and followed the excitement. There I found baby birds laying on the ground dead, black birds still squawking and still, up in the tree making haste was a long tailed weasel. I have never seen one of these creatures before.
If you look close you can see him carring a baby black bird, and before I could get there had thrown down 6 baby birds in total from other nests. Problem solved? It has been quite here for awhile, I have not seen any birds at all come to the feeder, in exception of sparrows. Once in a life time.... I'm thinking he is going to stay for a spell.