Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders

Hanging Squirrel Baffle
There are many ways to Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders. This is made possible by using the right squirrel baffles and bird feeder poles. There are two main methods of mounting bird feeders: Hanging from a tree limb and using a bird feeder pole. If you use a hanging bird feeder like the Hanging Baffle Tube Bird Feeder shown here it is important to have a squirrel baffle large enough to block squirrel from above. A second key is placing these in good locations that squirrels can't get around. The hanging squirrel baffle should be 7-8 ft away from a tree trunk or branch that they can launch a sideways jump from.

If you use a bird feeder pole it is important to have a Pole Squirrel Bafflet that blocks squirrels from below like the black Cylinder Squirrel Baffle.

The cylinder squirrle baffle should be about 4.5 -5 ft off of the ground. The pole should be 8-10ft away from any other object.

Keeping squirrels off of bird feeders can be a real frustration if you arn't taking some steps like above. Does anybody have a favorite way that they stops squirrel from raiding their bird feeders?

More info on how to have
Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder Designs can be found here.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Bird Feeder Squirrel Baffles Protect in Winter

Backyard Bird feeding is a hobby that can be done all year round, but keeping bird feeders open for business in winter can be a little daunting. Here are tips and pictures of some popular Bird Feeders with squirrel baffles doing their job in winter as weather guards.

Bird Feeder Squirrel Baffle The first photo is the Bird Feeder Squirrel Baffle with a Finch Thistle Tube Bird Feeder. It has plenty of customers with some Goldfinches in their winter grayish-yellow colors and a Junco (on the middle right side). After a snow fall, food can be harder to find and wild birds like to come to feeders for a high energy meal of seeds and suet. Even ground feeding birds come in for the seeds dropped by others at the feeders. This feeder is on a Squirrel Stopper Pro Pole which blocks the squirrels from climbing the pole and keeps them from getting to any bird feeder hung on it.

Clear Hanging Squirrel Baffle The second photo is a Hanging Baffle Tube Bird Feeder combo of a Steep Slope Baffle and Tube Bird Feeder filled with sunflower seeds. All kinds of birds love sunflower seeds such as Cardinals, Woodpeckers, Titmice, Nuthatches, Chickadees, etc. Here is a pair of Titmouse and a Downy Woodpecker on the bottom. This feeder is hung from a tree so it does double duty of squirrel proofing and weather protection.

Both of the Bird Feeder Squirrel Baffles shown helps to keep their bird feeder ports open and the seed dry. If there were no baffles above to protect them they would be covered with as much snow as is on the top of their baffles. This might not only block the feeder openings, but if seed gets and stays wet it can become fouled and birds will instinctively not eat it. So, lay out the welcome mat and enjoy backyard wild birds all year long.