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Catch Me If You Can - My Struggle With A Squirrel

Bird Feeder in SpringCatch Me If You Can - My Struggle With A Squirrel

 

We have a large green birdfeeder on a pole in the center of our yard, with a suet feeder attached at the back. For many years the baffle on the pole and the location of the pole have kept the squirrels away from the feeders until a few months ago, when we started to see an agile young squirrel eating the suet!!   I was amazed and I knew this could not continue, so I was on a mission to see how he was able to get onto the feeders in order to make changes, so the suet would be out of his reach.

 

When these sightings first started, this squirrel would already be eating suet and hiding from my view.  Of course I would go outside to chase him off, but he  was so bold he would only jump and run after I got within ten feet of the feeder.

 

Junco on FeederIt took quite a few weeks to see how he actually got to the feeder, and there were two ways he did this.

 

Turns out he was able to jump from the top of the fence, which had a pole blocking the highest spot, he grabbed hold of the green feeder and then swung himself onto the suet feeder, which hangs on the base of the feeder. He was also able to climb up the pole and push in the baffle and swing up onto the suet feeder, since the suet feeder was just above the baffle!!  Amazing on both counts!

 

Squirrel in SummerSo I put up temporary fencing on the fence and on the side of the big feeder. But he still jumped and got to the suet!  I added even more barriers and still he got to the suet!! 

These readjustments took a few weeks.

 

Finally we moved the feeder one foot away from the fence, raised the feeder by two feet, lowered the baffle a foot, and relocated a grapevine that would have been a new jumping point, since we moved the feeder closer to the grapevine.

 

These changes were made a few weeks ago, and I am happy to say there have been no more squirrel sightings on the suet feeder!!  My fingers are crossed!

 

HPHBPH

 

 

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