Squirrels at the Bird Feeder

Posted: May 11, 2018 in Video
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Like a lot of people, my wife and I like to feed the birds in our yard.  We know squirrels can get anywhere so over the years we have developed a system where we have thin stranded wire stretched between two tall trees.  We then take another wire and run it through a D ring.  This connects to the bird feeder and then to the trunk of the tree where we can raise and lower it to fill the feeder.  It is high enough so the deer do not suck it dry, and low enough the squirrels do not walk the wire to the feeder.

Then we have one of those half-dome plastic covers above the feeder to prevent the squirrels from climbing up or down the wire to get the feed.  We knew it would not last forever, and last weekend I looked out our home office window and saw that they had overcome our defense lines!

I got out my camera and took pictures and a few video clips.  I want to share some of the pictures with you now, and if you have one minute and thirty seconds or so, click the YouTube link below for a quick laugh.   No animals were harmed in the shooting of this video!

Enjoy!

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Happy Friday!

Comments
  1. Onisha Ellis says:

    We have the same problem! I particularly like the upside down feeding pose. I think we need to get one of those quad copters!

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  2. I have gone through similar things with trying to feed finches and sparrows – and not the pigeons that poop everywhere. I feel for you!

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