If you hang a bird feeder from a tree, you want 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.
Squirrels can drive a backyard bird watcher a bit crazy. How can you keep squirrels from eating all the seed you put out for birds? You might wonder if the solution is a seed squirrels won’t eat. Well, there is one seed, but unless you want a very limited variety of birds, it’s probably not the solution you hope for. I do have a better suggestion though.
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!