I heard this soft clunking noise several times and it finally occurred to me that there might be a critter on one of the feeders. I went to the back door (a french door), turned on the patio light and looked out to the feeder I had in mind. Nothing. Then, it dawned on me that the feeder next to the patio was much lower to the ground than normal and there was a big black body busily fishing seeds out of it! Because the lid is hinged on, it was the loose side that he kept bumping and it would clunk back into place.
|Black Bear along Alaska Highway, 2008|
So, no pictures here except for those in your mind. And hubby is so lucky that I didn't go wake him up to see it too! We've suspected ursine visitors a couple of times before over the years when strange things happened to our birdbath, but had no proof of it. Until now.
Y'all take care.