When buying a bird feeder, be sure to consider how you will hang it. While they are typically built with a hook or loop on the top for hanging, you may find that to hang a bird feeder, you actually need an extra hook.
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!
When I purchased a new bird feeder, I wanted to hang it from my Erva dual shepherd’s hook pole, but I had a small problem.. The feeder was so tall that it would hang lower than the top of the pole’s squirrel baffle. Talking with the folks at my local bird store (Mother Natures in Columbia Maryland) I learned I could purchase extensions for the poles I have to make them taller.