What you see is one of my bird feeders, where every morning I put some sunflower seeds for the birds. Of course a lot of those sunflower seeds are eaten by squirrels, before the birds get to them. Over the last few days, I have been noticing that spruce cones are starting to appear in the bird feeder.
I am not sure why, perhaps the squirrels are feeling guilty for their theft and are trying to compensate by leaving some cones behind to make up for what they have taken. More likely, the cones are supposed to signal to everyone that all of the food there belongs to them.
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