Crossing all fingers the stray finds a home. I've watched cats
intentionally leap from hiding just to panic birds, then clean up the
ones that strike windows. I sure hope the red-bellied has only been
visiting somewhere and returns to your feeders soon.
Kaye in Hinesburg, madly feeding voracious birds.
On Nov 7, 2012, at 6:11 PM, Courtney Appleyard wrote:
> Thanks Pamela - and Maeve for your ideas. I have posted on
> Facebook - think I
> will make a little poster for the end of our road first. I have
> been thinking about
> trying to put a collar on it with a bell, but agree I would hate
> for the cat to be
> choked running through the woods.
> I am now even more upset (potentially) as it seems my beautiful red
> female, one of the most reliable/prominent birds at my feeders (a
> few broods
> last summer, caching nuts all over our roofline) may be missing :
> ( Haven't
> seen her in a few days now, which is very odd... I had a house
> sitter here this
> weekend and she said she heard a bird strike the window, and then
> saw a
> woodpecker lying on the ground. She went to get her coat to go
> out, and the
> bird was gone. I fear the cat may have been there at just the
> right time to get a
> larger than average snack. So heartbroken if that was the
> case... praying she
> is just off for a few days...