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Look for a new feeding station Mr Squirrel!!


By csarina


We have had problems with squirrels coming in from the wood at the back of the house and raiding the bird feeder. We removed the one with the nuts in and left the seed, little blighter chewed out the hopper and chucked it on the ground to get at the seeds. War was declared!!

When we were at the garden centre the other day I found two feeders encased in wire which only the birds can get through to get at the nuts etc, so I bought one of each.

We put them up on Friday and yesterday morning watched a frustrated squirrel trying to get into the nuts and then the seed……..eventually it gave up……..this morning he/she is back again and very frustrated, cannot understand whats going on, can see the food but cannot get at it. So far it has not tried to chew through the wire.

OH was watching from upstairs this morning and said the squirrel was so frustrated he came down onto the lawn and right to the deck outside the french windows, it sat staring in for a few minutes before shooting off.

I hope he/she has gone and told their friends the feeding station at No 1 is closed!!

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It's funny but it's not at the same time....the part about him staring in the windows LOL

9 Jun, 2013


Squirrels can be a nuisance. We just have two who either live or visit here and they just feed from the nut holder, not destroy it.
My neighbour across the road made his own squirrel-proof feeder from two old wire hanging baskets. Wire the two baskets together at the top, hang the feeder inside and put a peg on the bottom to allow you to get inside to the feeder. You will need fairly big baskets depending on the size of your feeder of course. The graduations in the wire size confused my free-flying love-bird who visits his garden. She got inside to the feeder and then tried to go out at the bottom (where the wires are closest together), but worked it out in record time!
Brilliant idea from one of the older generation who: 1) Don't throw anything away, 2) Are used to making things and thinking of saving money.
"Older generation" - he's only 11 years ahead of me!!

9 Jun, 2013


Ha ha..poor old Cyril the Squirrel.They can be real pests.Got into the roof space of a neighbour's bungalow a few years ago and ate through the wooden joists/beams in their new extension! Hopefully, you squirrel will leave your birds I. Peace on the feeds now!

9 Jun, 2013


I love to see them when out and about and we did have one living locally for a few years but he moved on or died, I realised after he disappeared he was probably to blame for the mysterious vanishing act of all my bulbs planted in the raised bed at the bottom of the garden....I know they can be very amusing to watch when trying to get at the food.......

9 Jun, 2013


Poor squirrels :o( What will they do for food now ? Maybe you could buy another feeder especially for them :o))

10 Jun, 2013

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