Garden entertainment.

  • Lovely photos. Squirrels are always guaranteed to provide entertainment, and interestingly you have birds feeding through squirrel guards!

    They refuse here, fussy little beggars.....

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • More greenfinches. Is it me or is it there are more about this year????? There are definitely more Summer migrants in the area here, presumably due to Covid19 in the Med disrupting mass slaughter.
  • In reply to Mike B:

    Hi Mike
    Thank you, with regards the guardian when we first bought them we have the large one and the small one, I was of the same opinion I thought the birds were never going to enter through the guardian. And after a time they got confident and now it’s second nature for them and the squirrels can’t enter them. The square feeder is a different option and I tied that from the tree with braid so they couldn’t climb down to it, but to actually see it launch itself from the tree onto the square was mesmerising, I have now moved it a little further away from the launch pad and see if that does the trick ?
  • In reply to Robbo:

    Hi Robbo
    We first saw the greenfinches last Saturday and were delighted to see them, but I have put it down to the feed in the feeders, I changed the feed after cleaning the feeders. This time I thought I would try sunflower seed and hearts and they have been regular visitors every day since.

  • In reply to i love robins:

    i love robins said:
    Hi Mike


    Thank you, with regards the guardian when we first bought them we have the large one and the small one, I was of the same opinion I thought the birds were never going to enter through the guardian. And after a time they got confident and now it’s second nature for them and the squirrels can’t enter them. The square feeder is a different option and I tied that from the tree with braid so they couldn’t climb down to it, but to actually see it launch itself from the tree onto the square was mesmerising, I have now moved it a little further away from the launch pad and see if that does the trick ?

    Squirrels are very inventive creatures, there won't be much to deter them, other than an empty feeder. We've used a square one, successfully and still have it in the shed for now. As far as the squirrel guards are concerned, it wasn't our thoughts, it was the birds themselves, they just never ventured through the bars!

    Laughingly, the squirrels tried, and keep on trying!

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • Yes Mike they are persistent I will give you that.