Keep Squirrels Out of Feeders

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Squirrel Peeking Over a Baffle at A Squirrel Buster Feeder. The baffle keeps him out.
Squirrel Peeking Over a Baffle at A Squirrel Buster Feeder

I now have twenty-five bird feeders in my yard. Squirrels do not get into ANY of them! You might think you have to accept squirrels eating at your feeders. But after many years feeding birds, I have found that you don’t have to give into squirrels. You CAN keep squirrels out of bird feeders.

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Stop Baffled Feeder Blowing in Wind

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Female Red-Bellied Woodpecker at the Suet Feeder
Female Red-Bellied Woodpecker at the Suet Feeder

How do you stop a baffled bird feeder from blowing around in the wind? Here in Maryland, the sun is shining and the wind is gusting. It is beautiful, but gusty wind can sometimes cause problems with hanging feeders.

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Right Way to Baffle Feeders on a Pole

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Bird feeders hang on a pole with a baffle underneath
Bird Feeders and Baffle on Pole

The best way to protect a hanging bird feeder from squirrels is to hang it on a pole with a squirrel baffle. But if you just stick the pole anywhere and put the squirrel baffle on wrong, squirrels can get in. There is a right way to hang a feeder on a pole! Here is what you need to know.

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