Birds are just as scary, though. I was once walking through a church parking lot and there was this pigeon I was heading for. Suddenly out of nowhere, this whole flock comes up and crowds around it, staring straight at me. Pretty much daring me to come closer. ...I decided to go around them.
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I feel like squirrels are trying to get me or something... A squirrel almost jumped on my face, another was following me home, and one ran right in front of my bike while it was moving... I'm scared of squirrels now x3
well for the one on the pole try putting something like this [link] or this [link] , my grandma has one on hers and squirrels can't get near it. For the hanging ones you gotta get one like this [link] or this [link]
welcome^^ I don't know how well the hanging ones work but the pole ones absolutely do, at least the cone one, that's the one my grandma has, and that particular one is older than me, just don't let them get rusty, cause then it's gritty enough for them to climb it.
But anyway, there should be some sort of pepper powder you can mix into your birdseed to make it distasteful to the squirrels. The problem is you have to be careful when mixing it. You don't want pepper powder in your eyes for the same reason you don't want pepper juice in your eyes...
We had squirrels climbing over our bird table for ages, they kept disturbing the birds. So we fired them with a water gun - when they got used to that, we put soap in the water. After a while they still didn't go, so we planted a smallish Berberis bush/plant by the bird table. They can't get up to the table now, but the birds still can! (: Hope this helps!
Yeah I do remember my nan's previous house had a nice big backyard with a bird-bath that we let dry up and filled with seed instead to turn it into a feeder. It was really cool seeing what was sometimes a dozen rainbow lorikeets gathering around it - but bird shit all over the fence and patio wasn't a pretty sight
We have a berry tree in the front yard and every spring all we get are Robins that eat the berries off of it. But then again, half of the tree collapsed during the first snow of the season, so we don't know it'll produce berries again.
That's what my father always said, that and "the squirrels will eat it" was the other argument. I think that is a silly argument, if I'm going to feed birds I'll feed squirrels too, I'm not squirrel-ist.
Feeding birds is a great way to support local predators like Cooper's hawks that have a bit of a tough time of it in this modern era. Give them a nice buffet of fat lazy birds to eat. And you can teach the kids about the sudden, unpredictable nature of death!