Should You Feed Squirrels To Distract Them From Feeders?

Squirrel Sitting in a Feeder
Squirrel Sitting in a Feeder

Should you feed squirrels? Will feeding squirrels distract them from bird feeders? If you put out food for birds, you are almost guaranteed to have other critters come to eat too. Keeping squirrels from dominating bird feeders and eating a large portion of the food can be a continuous challenge. This is the story of my experiment feeding squirrels in hopes of getting them to leave my bird feeders alone.

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Where to Hang a Suet Feeder?

Red-Bellied Woodpecker Eating Suet
Red-Bellied Woodpecker Eating Suet
Red-Bellied Woodpecker Eating Suet

Where should you hang a suet feeder? Finding the right spot can make all the difference. Here is what I’ve learned about where to place suet feeders. It may just give you some ideas on where to put your own!

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Cooper’s Hawk At Feeders

Cooper's Hawk Sitting in a Tree After a Failed Hunting Attempt at Feeders
Cooper’s Hawk Sitting After a Failed Hunting Attempt at Feeders

Filled bird feeders attract backyard birds . . . which attract hawks. In our yard, we’ve seen Red-Shouldered Hawks, Red-Tailed Hawks, Cooper’s Hawks and Sharp-Shined Hawks but what we see most are Cooper’s Hawks.

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