A Straight Up Kind of Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder
By straight up we mean no gadgets, gizmos or batteries- just a straight up good design that works well! The Classic Feeders by BirdsChoice, and The Big Top by Droll Yankees are two off the bat. Nuttery has been making their cool feeders for 20 years. Wildly popular in the UK, and now available in the US. They’re mod and colorful squirrel proof bird feeders for peanuts, suet or seed.
The horizontal launching point (HLP) must always be considered when placing ANY feeder. What is HLP? Ok, we made it up but it really does exist! When furry acrobats are able to access a feeder by jumping sideways from a structure, tree, limb, fence, or anything which might present them a launching opportunity! Some can fly as far as 8-10 feet sideways.
Although the term squirrel-proof is used rather loosely, we’re not sure if anything really and truly fits the bill? But there are definitely some feeders that fall within 98%.
In hanging or pole mount with built-in baffle, the Classic is… well pretty much classic! It’s been around at least 25 years which says something for the design itself. The hanging style comes in two sizes with a weather guard to protect seed ports and birds from rain and snow. Squirrels just can’t reach down far enough to access seed. With the pole-mount feeder (weather guard optional) they can not get passed the baffle… it’s both genius and simple and above all, time-tested.
No need to make a headache for yourself (or your birds) when there’s some great squirrel-resistant feeders out there!
Cool Hummingbird Feeders Sized Right for Migration
Once again the tiny sprites are gearing up for their southern trek to winter breeding grounds. Their task at hand: fatten up for the long journey.
If it seems the tiny birds have had big attitudes guarding their feeders, just wait… you ain’t seen nothing yet if it happens to be your first season hosting the winged wonders!
Crazy, absolutely crazy behavior fussing and fighting over one, two even three feeders at a time- and rightly so. This time of year, survival depends on being plump and fueled up for migration to central and South America.
An additional nectar source, like this cool hummingbird feeder may very well help to alleviate some of the territorial behavior. If your feeder is in back, place another in front, or at least out of view from the original feeder.
Should your gang actually get along well enough to sip side-by-side, the new Hum-Bar is the coolest! We can’t wait to try this on for size.
A whole new way to feed hummingbirds, it’s orientation is horizontal – imagine that? The two-foot long tube features 22 red flower feeding ports. Nectar is distributed evenly, without adding so much that some goes to waste. The feeder accommodates an ant moat if necessary and hangs from two sturdy adjustable cords. Flexible hanging options allows the cords to be gathered at top so the feeder may also hang from a single hook. It’s not too late in the season to think about additional feeders because the sprites will be back next spring… and they remember your yard and feeders. Site fidelity is just one more cool behavior hummingbirds practice.
This cool hummingbird feeder’s design has been patented and hummer-approved, check out the action below!
Come See the Raptors at WBU – Sat, Aug 15th
Save the date ~ Saturday, August 15th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM
It’s a great opportunity for kids and grown-ups to meet some local raptors up close and personal! Beth Thomas (wildlife educator) is bringing 5 of her majestic birds for a presentation with Q&A’s and photo ops.
Our local Wild Birds Unlimited in Dallas, GA happens to be celebrating their 10-year anniversary with a special day of learning, fun, refreshments and savings… raffles for products and face painting for kids included!
If you reside anywhere nearby, it’s worth the trek to come see the owls and hawks like you’ve never seen them before!
And as for Milo, tuxedo resident rescue feline (and head honcho) well… he will be AWOL for the day 🙂