Trunk or Treat

This Halloween I decided to do “Trunk or Treat” birdnerd style!

I filled the bottom portion of a pumpkin with an assortment of goodies and then set it on a tree stump (hence the “trunk” part of the title) and waited to see who would show up.

Several caped crusaders stopped by…



A goblin or two made an appearance…


and a couple of grayish ghosts flew in.



Most of the visitors were polite and adhered to the honor code of not over-indulging; all except a gang of brown bandits who discovered the stash and greedily gobbled seed til their pouches were packed.




I’m pretty sure this fellow decided that the treats at my house were “finger lickin’ good.”.


And I’m pretty sure I have officially started a new Halloween tradition!

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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20 Responses to Trunk or Treat

  1. Aww the chipmunk ❤️

  2. Jill Kuhn says:

    Cute post Kathy! And great idea is use a pumpkin to “hand out” treats! 🎃

  3. Mandy- Wild Red says:

    This is an adorable idea!! Loved every photo😊

  4. Jodi says:

    omg – those chipmunk shots are so stinkin’ cute! 🙂

  5. Your photos are adorable! I bet this would work with left-over carved pumpkins as well.

  6. What a great idea! I love it! Those little chipmunks remind me of my pesky squirrels. They are trouble makers!

  7. Too cute!!! At least these guests won´t throw eggs on you. 😉

  8. Squid says:

    That’s awesome! What a great Halloween tradition. 🙂

  9. Fantastic!! (and you are indeed very clever, Kathy; don’t let us hear you say that again, lol)

    I am still giggling and awww-ing at the chipmunk!

  10. Sue says:

    Wonderful idea. That last shot of Mr Chippy makes it seem that he is so stuffed full of goodies, he’s gagging (tongue out).

  11. Tiny says:

    That’s a great new Halloween tradition! I had to smile at the little “non-bird” who also came to enjoy the treats chipmunk style 🙂

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