It’s probably one of the most common annoyances of garden bird watchers: a cheeky squirrel finding new and clever ways to steal the wild bird food you have put out for the birds.
While some might find it entertaining to watch squirrels get in to nearly any type of feeder and stealing food, while scaring away your garden birds, others get quite irritated by the little creatures. Not only are they eating food intended for birds that are perhaps more in need of the nutrition, they might even cause many birds to look for their food supply elsewhere.
So what can you do to tackle the determined squirrels in your garden and make sure your feathered friends keep coming back? [Read more…]