Troutbirder II

Troutbirder II
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Bird Feeder Problem

For forty plus years, watching hordes of hungry squirrels gorge themselves on the seeds and suet, carefully placed in my bird feeders, has been somewhat of an annoyance. Initially, I used to blast them with my 12 gauge till Mrs. T and the neighbors began to look askance. Then I encouraged 4 generations of dogs to chase them off. Now, Baron has taken up that job with minimal results as there must be at least 2 large squirrel families living in the pileated woodpecker holes I left for the birds. I'm resigned. Till recently, when I saw the following pictures a fellow birder sent me. I've since decided the problem could be much much worse.