Squirrels Will Be Squirrels

Bird feeders and Squirrels

Squirrels Will Be Squirrels Submitted by a reader I know what it’s like having to constantly fill your bird feeder. In today’s economy doing such a thing can cost you an arm and a leg. It isn’t cheap┬áto have┬ábird feeders any more. I am a leisurely photographer, so this is a great time to be able to take pictures of wild birds or while bird watching. I was intrigued by this article of protecting bird feeders from squirrels because I

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Wooden Bird Feeder Selection

When considering a bird feeder for your yard, one of the more important considerations is how it fits in with the look of your home. There are certainly a lot of different looks out there; sleek and modern metal feeders, beautiful and complex glass feeders, even the stark efficiency of plastic – but for many homes, nothing looks quite right except the wood bird feeder. Many of us recall our childhoods, the days spent lovingly constructing birdhouses from scraps of

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How to Choose a Backyard Bird Feeder

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If you’re like me and enjoy watching the birds in your own backyard, you’ll find that the easiest way to bring a variety of birds into your yard is to place and fill one or more bird feeders. However, if you’re new to this hobby, you may wonder which of the many different types of bird feeders is best. Well, it truly depends on what you are trying to accomplish. For example, what types of birds do you want to

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Glass Bird Feeders: Beauty And Simplicity

When selecting a bird feeder, a vast array of options are available for the discerning consumer. There are rustic wooden feeders, rugged plastic ones, and wire or metal options available in any number of sizes and shapes… but for sheer versatility, it’s hard to beat the glass bird feeder. Easily worked, easily shaped, and easily colored, glass can be arranged in myriad ways, from simple panes arranged in a basic square, all the way up to amazing works of the

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Cardinal Bird Feeder Selection

When you’re interested in watching the beautiful crimson plumage of the cardinal, bird feeder options may seem confusing. There are any number of feeders available, but when you’ve got a specific type of bird in mind, it’s important to know that the bird you want to attract – the cardinal, in this case – will come to your feeder. Cardinals, unlike many other birds, like to cluster when feeding. Where many birds will prefer to space themselves out, the cardinal

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Tips For Keeping Bird Feeders Clean

Bird feeding is one of the most popular hobbies in the United States. Many people fail to properly maintain and clean their bird feeders, though, which can lead to illness or even death of birds. Properly cleaning feeders on a regular basis is important to kill bacteria and maintain seed quality. Birds will also flock to a clean feeder much more often than a dirty one. A good, stiff brush is the best tool to have for the cleaning job.

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Blue Bird Feeder Choices

Unlike many birds who will feed under a wide variety of circumstances, the bluebird is shy – so your blue bird feeder needs to be carefully selected for best results. Because the bluebird is shy, it does not normally visit feeders. If you’d like to attract bluebirds to your feeder, it is best to begin training them to your feeder in the early spring, as they are returning to their nesting areas. Bluebirds prefer to eat insects and fruit, and

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Droll Yankee Bird Feeders Review

In my last article, An Introduction to Bird Feeders, I talked about some of the more popular types of bird feeders. In this article, I’d like to discuss one of the more popular bird feeder manufacturers. It’s a company with a rather unusual name — Droll Yankees. The Droll Yankee company has been around for a long time and is well known to most bird feeding enthusiasts. What many people may not know is that Peter Kilham of Droll Yankees

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Yankee Flipper Bird Feeder – Does It Hurt The Squirrels?

When you first encounter the Yankee Flipper bird feeder, you may be somewhat shocked at the idea of hurling squirrels forcibly off of the feeder. Many onlookers fear that the innocent creatures may be hurt; that the three or four foot drop from the feeder is potentially harmful. After some observation, however, you’ll notice that squirrels are resilient creatures who tend to land on their feet. There are no reported incidents of squirrels being damaged by their fall from the

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Squirrel Bird Feeder? I Don’t Think So

If you’ve tried to feed birds in your back yard, you may have encountered that strangest of creatures, the squirrel bird. Feeder hanging nicely in your yard, you’ve probably seen these wingless and featherless creatures perching on your feeder, happily eating from it while scaring all the other birds away. While researching the feeding habits of the squirrel bird, I discovered something absolutely shocking: the squirrel, while it certainly enjoys the bird feeder, is not a bird at all! It’s

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