I know, they are cute little things that scurry around in the fall, with cheeks full of acorns, burying them to feed their squirrel families in the long winter snows. (South Louisiana, no snow.)
But they destroy my feeders and they eat all the seeds from the bird feeders, leaving the birds starving and unable to feed their
|Seems like I was wrong again!|
(The blue jays are too large to sit on the perches so they hover and grab the black sunflower seeds and take them to the tree to open them!)
When we had the Swissys (and not the bad basset boys) the feeders were in the back yard. No one ate the seed cast off (arils, if you are a crossword fan) like they were gorging for the winter snows. But the bassets will stand there and eat every blasted one of the cast off seed coverings, until it comes out of one end or the other. Or both.
So I had to move the feeders out of
|Never seen this guy before|
what a beauty!
|Daddy Cardinal posturing to the|
metal bird on the feeder!
|Momma cardinal |
finding seeds in the grass
QVC as I was flipping channels one night, that there is a book called 10,000 Things You Need To Know or some such name. And he mentioned there was contained within, a remedy for
squirrels raiding the bird feeders.
(I can't figure that face behind the dove....doesn't look like it is some revelation, or anyone I know. An odd apparition to say the least.)
So rather than spend $14.95 plus shipping in 3 easy payments, I went to the internet. I figured he had to find his
10,000 things somewhere. And i
f he could, I could too. And did.
So today, there is not one single squirrel on my birdfeeders all day.
I have finally won. I have no problem with the pesky rodents eating at the bottom but stay off my feeders and let the birds have a chance!