First of all, beautiful photos, Newf!
Second of all, ew. I'm squicked out. I like having birdfeeders, I always have. The cats like it too, because they both enjoy chattering at birds outside. I've always had to deal with squirrel scavengers, but whatever, it's not that big of a deal. But this, THIS is a big freaking deal.
I've worked with rats in labs, and they're actually quite nice and very smart. And I don't care, and I in no way want them hanging out on my porch. GAH!
He's all sassy. It turned out blurry, but I have another picture of him posing for me. Sigh.