squirrel eating bird seed

Bird Feeders Replaced after Squirrel Attack

Three weeks ago, I had to replace my hanging tube feeder, the Squirrel Buster.  My old one succumbed to the skills of the squirrels. The squirrels can not eat the seeds with the feeder hanging from a post, so they teamed up to knock it down.

Eastern Gray Squirrel displays its agility and strength.
summer photo of squirrel working on the Squirrel Buster.

The squirrels destroyed it by knocking the stand down, which cracked the plastic tube which holds the seeds. I just saw the stand crashing to the ground as two squirrels high-tailed in out of my garden.

I was so ticked off, I wouldn’t write about it until I cooled off. Which is now. It took me three weeks to get over the annoyance, forget the money I had to spend and like the squirrels again.

This is one of my new feeders. It is a Squirrel Buster Classic. I stuck with the Squirrel Buster because they do work and last awhile. I bought two this time, a small and a larger one. I like the wire cage on the outside, which will protect the plastic tube from cracking during squirrel attacks.

House Sparrows - eating.
House Sparrows on new Squirrel Buster

I ordered my new Brome 1055 Squirrel Buster Mini and Brome 1015 Squirrel Buster Classic from Amazon.com.

For those of you who are just starting out feeding birds, here is a good article on what types of feeders to use, 5 Best Bird Feeders for Winter | Audubon Magazine Blog

2 comments

  1. “like the squirrels again”……funny! And that is a daily occurrance for me! My husband always buys me new feeders, the kind with the center tube that is surrounded by a cylindrical cage that protects smaller birds. He does it to be nice, so I don’t complain. The squirrels take the lids off even if I wire them down. The sad part is that this renders the feeders dangerous. I had a cardinal fall inside one tube and die and I had a squirrel trapped inside another. One time I even had a baby squirrlel squeeze inside the cylindical cage and had to cut an opening to get him out! Just wanted to share with you my experiences with “squirrel-proof” feeders. Just signed onto your blog and look forward to the next installment. Keep up the good work and thanks! Lenore

  2. Donna, I haven't found a feeder yet that the squirrels didn't eventually destroy. LOL I had a Yankee Flipper but they kept messing with it till they wore out the battery and finally broke it by sending it crashing to the ground. But they really are funny to watch!

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