Squirrel vs Bird Feeder: What is a Bird Watcher to Do?

Squirrel Peeking Over a Baffle at A Squirrel Buster Feeder
Squirrel Peeking Over a Baffle at A Squirrel Buster Feeder

When a squirrel decides your bird feeder must surely be a food source put out just for him, what can you do? You might think you have to accept that if you feed birds that squirrels will get into the feeders and there is nothing you can do. But after many years of feeding birds, I have found that you don’t have to give into squirrels. You just need to observe how squirrels get into the feeder(s), think creatively and be willing to try a variety of possible solutions.

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