Post # 1
DH put my bird feeder outside yesterday. Im in the kitchen and thinking how sweet it is watching the birds chowing down. THEN the stupid squirrel comes up and climbs up the feeder pole and takes over! twice this happened and like an idiot im running outside chasing him away! i guess at this point i need to get a squirrel proof feeder. does anyone have any other ideas? I love animals, but that squirrel is being unfair lol
Post # 3
@Pixie26: The squirrels are so cute but they can be real hogs at bird feeders. Look for something called a squirrel baffle that goes around the pole and they can’t climb up past it. It only works though if the squirrel can’t access the feeder another way, like jumping from a nearby tree or fence. If there is another route around the baffle, they will figure it out eventually. I’ve also seen squirrels jump from the ground to the part of the pole above the baffle- it has to be up high enough on the pole so they can’t do this. Happy bird watching!
Post # 4
@kestane: thanks! Ill take a look for that this weekend at kmart. the pole is near a tree…so i think im going to have to move it . im sure squirrel and friends can leap onto it seeing the distance from the tree isnt all that far