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Squirrels in my bird feeders
#386499 Feb 26th, 2015 at 08:36 AM
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So, with out looking it up on the internet, I thought to just come here & ask.

I thought that Squirrels hibernated ? If that is the case, why were there 2 in my bird feeders yesterday & today ??? My Dh says that they need to eat too (the squirrels) & while this is true, they hid food all fall & my birds did not. Not to mention the fact that squirrels are destructive to my feeders.

But moving on, I have a large feeder with 2 end caps for suet cakes, and then 2 very large pot trays on the ground to accommodate the ground feeders and also to make sure that the cardinals & such have access to sunflower seeds. It is fun to watch them eat when the squirrels are not around.
My beautiful finch feeder must have somehow taken on water, and the finch seed got impacted and no matter what I try, I cannot get it cleaned out, so the finches are having to make do with what they can get out of the wild feeders. My next trip to town I will be buying a new finch feeder for them.


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Re: Squirrels in my bird feeders
JunieGirl #386533 Feb 28th, 2015 at 12:52 PM
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Squirrels don't hibernate in my area and they aggravate me to know end. We have 15 pecan trees so they have plenty of nuts but they will tear up a bird seed feeder if they get the chance.

The seed gets clogged in my finch feeders too so I just knock it around and get out as much as I can before filling it up again. I have a feeling if you buy a new one the same thing will happen.

Re: Squirrels in my bird feeders
Bestofour #386540 Feb 28th, 2015 at 01:51 PM
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well apparently MY squirrels do not hibernate either. rolz

Thanks Sheri, You are probably right on the finch seed feeder, but while it is so very cute, I have better luck with the cheap plastic tube ones. I do think I will keep this feeder and perhaps the summer sun can help me clean it out.

and FYI: I think the whole first layer of perches are clogged...so for now, a new feeder it will be.


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