Posted: 27/07/2015 at 06:34
I had the same problem with tree rats raiding the feeders, so I got two "squirrel proof" feeders. It took app 4 weeks to get the Bullfinches, Blue tits & all & sundry to pluck up courage to go through the bars to get at the seed. Now they queue up & I'm filling the feeders every other day. I've suspended the normal feeders that we have hanging from the trees etc on a very thin wire app 14" long & an inverted plastic plant pot sprayed green about halfway down the wire. To watch the young squirrels trying to get at these feeders is very amusing, leaping from the branches only to slide off the wire onto the very unstable plant pot & plummet to the ground. I've tried trapping & despatching the blighter's with limited success, baiting the trap with peanut butter & having the trip set very finely, but each morning, the bait has gone without the trap being sprung. I've got the best fed field mice around.
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