The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54386   Message #842257
Posted By: Raptor
06-Dec-02 - 09:04 AM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching
I have found (believe it or not) the way to defeat squirrels.

We put our feederd on 8 foot poles and at 5 feet we have attached stovepipe by drilling a hole through the pole and using tiewire!

Not a new idea but it works!

Up here in Ontario Canada we have squirrels that moonlight as rocket scientists. They have figured out that if they stick thier leg into the seed hopper of the feeder before they step on the weighted perch they can keep the squirrelproof feeder open to raid!

Not that I have anything against squirrels but I spend $40 a month on Blackoil sunflower seed, Niger seed, And peanuts!

Raptor