Put a Ground Feeder on a Pole

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This "Fly-Through" Platform Feeder Used to Be a Ground Feeder
This “Fly-Through” Platform Feeder Used to Be a Ground Feeder

Each new season brings changes to the bird dynamics in the yard. So I tend to do some tweaking of the bird feeders or their placement each season. To reduce the amount of seed winding up in squirrel bellies, I decided to turn a ground platform feeder into a platform feeder on a pole. The feeder I converted is a Birds Choice Fly-Through Platform Feeder.

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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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