Keep Grackles & Starlings Off Pole-Mounted Upside-Down Suet Feeders

Grackle on baffled Shepherd's hook feeder pole where upside-down suet feeder is hung
Clever Grackle Uses Baffle to Get to Suet Feeder

Are grackles and starlings using the baffle to get to your pole-mounted upside-down suet feeders? I have two tricks to keep these nuisance birds from using the baffle as a staging spot to get to suet hung on poles!

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Best Hanging Squirrel Baffle

A Frustrated Squirrel Can't Get Past the Baffle
A Frustrated Squirrel Can’t Get Past the Squirrel Baffle

If you hang a bird feeder from a tree, you need the best hanging squirrel baffle you can get. To keep squirrels from eating most of the food you put out for birds, you need a truly squirrel-proof feeder or a really good squirrel baffle or better yet, both. Don’t just buy whatever you see labeled “baffle” and expect it to work. Here is what to look for in a good squirrel baffle.

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Keep Squirrels Off Branch Hung Suet

Suet and Nut Block Feeders Hanging From Tree Branch
Suet and Nut Block Feeders Hanging From Tree Branch

When I hung suet feeders from a tree branch, I learned some tricks to keep squirrels off them: use the right baffle and locate them carefully. Anyone who has tried to thwart squirrels knows this is a tricky process because squirrels are clever and tenacious. But I can be just as tenacious!

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