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Old Jan 24, 2009, 9:29 PM   #1
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Some from this afternoon. They will get better as Spring approaches.

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Old Jan 25, 2009, 12:04 AM   #2
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Well done. I see you have one of the "squirrel proof" feeders also. Has it proven to be that for you? Mine remained "squirrel proof" till one of the little buggers gnawed through the string holding it up in a tree.

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Old Jan 25, 2009, 9:36 AM   #3
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Well done. I see you have one of the "squirrel proof" feeders also. Has it proven to be that for you? Mine remained "squirrel proof" till one of the little buggers gnawed through the string holding it up in a tree.

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I have 2 that I bought and one I made Paul. The one I made is mounted directly to the tree and the 2 I bought are suspended by 1/8" stainless steel cable. They all work very well.

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Great pics, Dawg. Please keep them well fed -- when spring finally comes to these parts, we want all our migratory birds to return healthy!

BTW, in my experience, there's no such thing as a "squirrel proof" bird feeder. It seems that after several weeks they figure out how to get around just about any engineering defenses the manufacturers can think of. We had one that had a spring-loaded feeding perch that birds could sit on, but the weight of a squirrel would force it to tip closed. After several weeks one squirrel figured out how to hang from the top of the feeder by one rear foot, and scoop out the seeds with his front paws. Within a few days every squirrel in our neighborhood had adopted that feeding technique!
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Nice, BD. Too cold here again to see much of anything except at the museums.

Mtnman, we had the same type feeder with the same results with the squirrels. Or, they'd wait until it was cold and the snow would freeze it open. Always the creative.

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So far all of mine keep them out. There is always the BB gun to fall back on....the sight of that sends them scattering!!! LLOL
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