The Squirrel Buster bird feeder is indeed doing its job. After our bear incident last weekend, I found all of the pieces strewn about the yard and managed to reassemble it, and, remarkably, it’s working again.
Instead of rehanging it in a nearby tree, I hung it on the front porch hook to take the place of the shattered ceramic feeder the bear destroyed.
The squirrels have figured out how to leap from the front porch railing to the feeder, but so far their efforts have gone unrewarded. Due to their heavier weight, the metal sleeve slides down and the seed openings in the plastic feeder are no longer accessible.
I’ve certainly received some angry squirrel glares and chatters today as I photographed their many attempts. But, seriously guys, there are plenty of other places to find a nice meal now that spring is here. Please, give my wallet a break and let the birds have some feed for a change. After all, it is called BIRD seed for a reason!