Not everyone who feeds the birds likes the Squirrels. What can ya do about it? Don't take the title of this blog in the wrong sense, as in "beating" is not a physical act at all... just they aren't going anywhere. The backyard is their home, ours is inside. So instead of going crazy trying to keep them out of your feeders; might as well enjoy their antics and set things up out back for them to eat and play with, and be entertained in the process.
We purchased a bungee corn cob feeder from our local Wild Birds Unlimited store and it's been a blast! I'm sure one could easily be made at home but if you are like me, not so MacGyver-like, this is the next best thing. If memory serves me correct, the feeder is under $10 and corn cobs are $0.40 each. We give them one a day, sometimes 2 on the weekends, and enjoy the show. Sure some still attempt the other feeders, but most do get preoccupied with this one.
My favorite shot out of any I've ever taken.
I haven't seen a pole act like this since my days of hanging out in the Manhattan Strip back in the early 90's! Haha!
The race is on as to who will get there first.
The feeder bounces up and down, swings back and forth, and they hang on. Hilarious!
Some really seem to enjoy the corn more than others as you can see.
I believe they are all grateful for the offerings as winter nears.
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