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 to have bird 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 myself have found this to be a problem. I once had a feeder which hung from a tree that sat beside a clothes line. This was the worst place anyone could possible place it. I wish that I would have had these tips at my disposal months ago.
I found one of the best ways to squirrel proof your feeders is buy buying one with the weighted trap. If an object is too heavy is sitting on the feeder, the door automatically close. This is the best and only way to keep squirrels from getting your food. Also, be sure not to hang your bird feeders too close to branches as they can just bend over and grab food that way also. They are pesky little critters, and while I did get some good shots of them playing, they don’t come anywhere close to the beauty of wild birds.