Squirrels not only eat seed from bird feeders, but squirrels also scare birds away. So even if you have a weight-activated “squirrel-proof feeder”, you might still want to baffle it to keep squirrels from jumping on it and frightening birds away.
How do you keep bird feeder and birdbath poles straight? In a perfect world, you would simply insert the pole upright into the ground and call it a day. But poles don’t always stay straight. Often feeder poles will begin to lean. Here are a few low-impact ideas for keeping your bird feeder poles straight.
For the past week, Brood X Cicadas have been increasing in numbers each day . . . and my bird feeders have been almost empty of birds. With so many delicious cicadas to eat, most but not all, of my local backyard birds don’t need to come to feeders.