I just love feeding the birds during winter. There is such a wide range of wintering birds in my area. I put a lot of thought into selecting the type of feeder. Types of feeders include platform, house, tube, and suet. The next big decision is where to place the feeder. It should be easy to see and convenient to refill. I like to choose a location where I can watch the birds while protecting them from predators. The biggest threat in my neighborhood to the birds is cats. Though hawks might visit the feeder from time to time. The biggest threat in my neighborhood to the feed is squirrels.
These pesky tree rats are a down right nuisance when it comes to keeping them out of the bird feeder. I've tried a variety of baffles and shields to keep them out of the feeders. They are persistent. But nothing prepares a person for this type of bird feed thief!
NOTE: A friend sent these photos through an email to me. The photographer is unknown.
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Peace and Joy,