Squirrels and Blackbirds at Feeders
I like to watch the birds, but I am having a problem with
squirrels and blackbirds in the feeders. They chase away all the
song birds. Is there any way to keep them out of the feeders?
The best bet for squirrels is to have a squirrel proof bird feeder.
Some feeders come with a tipping top so the squirrel cannot reach the
food. Blackbirds are a bit harder. Make sure your bird feeder has
feeding perches that are big enough for a song bird to stand on but
too small for a black bird. They will still frequent under the feeder,
but this might give the song birds a chance to be at the feeder
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Update: June 2012