We realized we couldn't hang the bird feeder from the pump house, because it was WAY too easy for the squirrels to get to it. They literally emptied it in a day. So not cool.
We decided to try to help the situation by putting them on a shepherds crook in the middle of the yard. A really skinny pole. In the middle of nothing.
The bird seed (over a week later) has about 1/4 left. Way better than before.
The crazy squirrels got to it.
One crazy squirrel.
I have a theory that all of the squirrels in the neighborhood had a contest to see who could get to it.
Only one red-tailed squirrel won.
The others hang out. Wait underneath. And reap the rewards of this crazy teenage squirrel who has no fear.
Here is a video of the super talented and crazy squirrel!
Here are some photos:
I guess a real squirrel proof feeder is in my future! We had dinner with my in-laws for Mother's Day and they have several bird feeders. They talked about different options. My birthday is coming soon, so I am crossing my fingers!