I heard a story on the radio the other day about how this year the acorn crop is way down. So the squirrels have a limited natural food supply this year. In response I am letting up on guarding the bird food from the little guys this Winter. I always feed them. But now my policy is, if you can get at it, it is yours. I find this guy each morning, in a similar position. I guess the peanut hearts are worth it.