Ynaught This is my "squirrel proof" feeder failure!
May 22 at 15:12 EST .
Gerty Bought new squirrel-proof bird feeders. They work. Now I find I have a new dependent at the feeders--a chipmonk! This little guy doesn't give up. He keeps filling his jowls with the seed, runs back to his burrow, returns for more. What a glutton!
He's a whole lot better looking than the squirrels but I think I miss cussing at them!
May 22 at 08:16 EST .
Eagles Dominion Gerty our chipmunks sit just below feeders and gather up the sunflower seeds the birds spill. Then they run around to all the planters and bury them. :- )
May 22 at 11:47 EST .
Ynaught What kind is your feeder, Gerty? I have been at war with my squirrels. I did get a very expensive feeder that seems to keep them off, but then was given another "squirrel proof" feeder that is keeping them fat and sassy! I am hoping the baffling I have made with hardware cloth might keep them off for a while, but I won't be surprised to see them chomping on the seeds soon.
May 22 at 15:08 EST .
Gerty Miss Y--have gotten rid of the packaging but will return to the feed store soon--will get information to you shortly.
The sqirrels do climb on to them but not able to feed directly from the column of seeds. After a while, they don't bother to return. The new feeders are a bit pricey but they have paid for themselves in sunflower seeds alone!
Ole buzzard Doesn't matter if it's cold or not. We have to catch up with Mom!!
May 21 at 16:49 EST .
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BirdsNest Believe it or not, ducklings will drown if they cannot get out of the water. I almost lost 2 last year. Now when it is time for the mom to hatch I put a rock in their water tub so the little ones can get out.