We’ve had this one bird feeder in the backyard for almost two years now, without any problems with squirrels. But that changed this week. We now have a small red squirrel who visits us daily, cleans up the seeds dropped on the ground by the birds, and has, unfortunately, begun to raid the bird feeder itself. He’s actually figured out how to raid both of our feeders. I think I’ve outwitted him for now, though, by putting the the feeders out on weaker branches in the oak tree and by putting the feeders farther away from the branches by adding additional clothes hangers. Seems to be working so far!
Do you have trouble with squirrels trying to steal the food you put out for the birds? Here’s a fun article from the National Wildlife Federation… “10 Tips for Outwitting Squirrels“. I particularly like Tip # 2… slinky surprise!
Here are some photos of our resident squirrel. He’s lucky he’s cute. My son and I enjoy watching him and his antics.