Keep Squirrels Off Branch Hung Suet

Suet and Nut Block Feeders Hanging From Tree Branch
Suet and Nut Block Feeders Hanging From Tree Branch

When I hung suet feeders from a tree branch, I learned some tricks to keep squirrels off them: use the right baffle and locate them carefully. Anyone who has tried to thwart squirrels knows this is a tricky process because squirrels are clever and tenacious. But I can be just as tenacious!

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Solving Suet & Suet Feeder Problems

Red-Belllied Woodpecker Eating Suet
Red-Bellied Woodpecker Eating Suet

After putting out suet in my yard successfully for many years, I have solved many suet problems. Offering suet is deceptively simple . . . if you pick the right feeder and right location. You want to keep woodpeckers and other suet loving birds happy, but also keep squirrels and raccoons out of it and keep starlings and grackles from eating it all.

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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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