Saturday, May 31, 2008

Business Has Picked Up!!!

I finally broke down and decided to purchase a feeder from Wild Birds Unlimited. They have a pole system that puts the stop to squirrel problems. I had one and now, I don't!!!

Not that I dislike squirrels but I would rather feed the birds and not the squirrels. Squirrels also take up space on the feeder and prevent the birds from feeding. Below is my setup and believe, it works!

The feeder setup also has perches that allow birds to feel protected before feeding. I noticed that a Brown Thrasher family likes the perches. The adult had two juveniles waiting while it picked at the suet on the side of the feeder.

As you can see, the juveniles are well on their way on catching up to their parent. They look very similar to the adult in almost every way. However, they haven't yet developed the yellow eye which helps to identify the adult.

I've also found a Brown Thrasher nest we two eggs. I can't get close enough long enough to get any shots but I've got more juveniles on the way.

Good Birding and God Bless!


Shellmo said...

Love your new feeder - great idea! Nice photos too!

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

You are on a roll! The pole is just right and will serve the purpose of keeping away those pesky squirrels, but any ideas on keeping it 'bear proof'?

Dave's Birdwatching Blog said...

Love the red-headed woodpecker shots on your page! We use Wild Birds Unlim for our seed...our birds love their "Southern Choice" blend. Come visit our bluebird hatchlings at

Larry said...

Awesome feeder...I know exactly what you mean about those darn squirrels! I also do some shopping at Wildbirds Unlimited.
I have dome-shaped covers on my bird feeder poles that work most of the time to keep the squirrels out - they are smart rascals though. Great photo's - enjoy your new feeder!

Harshit Singhal said...

I liked your new feeder..The idea seems great...Your blog too has got some great content that i love reading.
I am also blogging about Birds.I have included a link to your blog on my blog "An Indian Birder".
I would like you to also place a link to my blog on this blog.

Please visit my blog.

J. Karl Clampit said...

Thanks for visiting, everyone! I've been off my 'game' with my blog but hope to get back in the swing of things!

The Natural State Hawg said...

Yeah, but how do you keep squirrels out of your bird feeder? Heh!

We've had great success in keeping the squirrels out of our bird feeders by hanging them (the feeders, not the squirrels) from underneath the awnings on our roof and away from trees in our yard.

Not practical for your purposes, of course, but it works for us -- a squirrel would have to scale a wall, run across the roof and "drop" on the feeder, see?

Love the blog by the way -- great photography and it's centered around my beloved home state!

Straight-shooting real estate

Andrew said...

Love your new feeder - great idea! Nice photos too!

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