They abound in numbers here in Boonton. In fact, I think more wild animals and birds, than human beings, live in Boonton. Feral and wild cats, deer, bear, opossum, raccoons, squirrels, chipmunks, birds like blue-jays, cardinals, chickadees, titmouse, nuthatch, sparrows, doves, woodpeckers, juncos, finches and what not lives here. Who would say that New York City and other metropolitan areas like Jersey City, Newark, Elizabeth are so close by that Booton is almost considered a suburb of NYC. But it is a laid-back, quite, typical American village with a wild river, waterfalls, woods and forest and wild animals. With rising population, I wonder how long it will remain like this?
We have two bird-feeders and the food, often time, goes away quite fast from those two feeders. Then, suddenly one day we solved the mystery. Squirrels come and either stretching their bodies or standing tall they steal the sunflower seeds.