For some of us, the battle carries on from season to season as we work diligently in an attempt to deter squirrels and the like from invading our bird seed located in and around our feeders. While to some birders, squirrels and other mammals are a welcome sight, and as a natural part of nature, we also love having them around.
As birders, we always want to ensure our visiting, local and vagrant birds always have enough seed when they do venture in and around our yards. As with many feeders, there is often more than enough seed displaced on the ground below our feeders for the furry critters, so many of us do what we can to keep them out of the feeders themselves.
Our Squirrel Buster solutions are a fantastic way to do this but do allow squirrels to physically climb on them, possibly keeping certain bird species at bay. The reality is, the only sure-fire way to keep squirrels out of your feeders is by utilizing one of our specially designed pole systems configured with the right attachments.
Here are a few tips for setting up your first pole system for both the birds and your neighbourhood squirrels.