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29/05/2013 at 21:40
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I use the metal Adventurer 6 port feeders from CJ Wildfoods. Squirrels can't chew through them but they can get to the food though. 

 

05/06/2013 at 22:30

These all look great.

Finally got my feeder - quite tough, plastic cylinder with feeding platform and filled it with seed mix for my local wild birds...AND SINCE THEN I'VE NOT SEEN A SINGLE BIRD IN MY GARDEN!

What on earth is going on?!

05/06/2013 at 23:20

Give it time. They will come. Check the food around the feeding ports after a few days to ensure it hasnt clogged up.

06/06/2013 at 09:51

Just did Lead - all looking good. But 2 wks I and it looks like all the birds that were in my garden a plenty, have flown!

Plenty of bees thogh

06/06/2013 at 21:22

They have probably found an abundance of food elswhere, but im sure they will be back, just keep the food available for them. I find sunflower hearts attract the most birds in my garden.

06/06/2013 at 22:23

Thanks Lead - some sunflower hearts in my mix too. Fingers crossed...

07/06/2013 at 00:47

They will come Jess.  The first year I put my feeders up, there weren't many takers, mainly the resident sparrows which live in a hawthorne hedge (actually my favourite birds!)  The year after, I got greenfinches too plus a couple of coal tits.  Each year it seems one or two new species.  This year I've seen all of those plus bullfinches, goldfinches (stunning - I'd never seen one up close before), great tits and blue tits.  I've 3 feeders - one with mixed seed, one with a black sunflower/niger seed mix and the third with sunflower hearts.  The latter gets emptied at least twice as fast as the others!  I also have a bird table which gets a general mix plus fruit for the blackbirds and mealworm for the robins.  There's the cut-off bottom of an old copper hot water cylinder nearby which I keep full of fresh water - I'm sure that helps too.

Oh, I forgot, pigeons hoovering up beneath of course!

07/06/2013 at 09:32

Wow Bob - you're far more organised than me then!

Thanks for reassuring me everyone

 

12/06/2013 at 19:55

Hi it may be where you have put the feeder not what's in it try moving it and see what happens, it could be to exposed for them  try it a bit further away from your house if its to near that could put them off at first, once they start to feed you can move it closer.

17/06/2013 at 17:34

I use a squirrel proof feeder in my garden, called a Perky Pet Easy Feeder. As I leave a seperate amount of food out for the squirrels, I don't see why they should get to steal from the birds!

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