Saturday, June 11, 2011

All squirrely with James Bond

If you have squirrels stealing your bird show/feed, check out this other bird feeder.
It is a squirrel proof bird feeder. Our local Wild Birds Unlimited store has them, but it appears they can be purchased online. If someone has one - does it work??

I love the description of the squirrel proof bird feeder: The Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder is weight-sensitive, so when a squirrel gets on the feeder the feeding ports close, denying access to the seed.
It sounds like something straight out of an old Sean Connery "James Bond" movie.  And we know James Bond always found a way... will the squirrels?

(As for Cyndi and Stumpy's bull snakes and roadrunner bird feeder attraction - I didn't see a bird feeder for you. I'll watch more James Bond and see what he comes up with...)

12 comments:

Stella said...

Thats a very nice feeder and we may have one up before winter. I love feeding the birds year round, but we are in a farming community and they can find lots to eat in the summer (Huge fields of sunflowers growing!)but I definitely like to winter feed. I toss corn cobs for the squirrels but believe me, if there is any way at all to use this feeder, they will figure it out!


Cheers,
Jo and Stella

Sandra said...

now we have to wait to find out if it works! i hate waiting, let us know when it happens, or not happens

Rohrerbot said...

I don't know, squirrels are pretty resourceful:)

Kathy said...

It's a tad pricey, and most avid birders say there is no such thing as a squirrel-proof bird feeder (my mother is one - she has purchased several). A blog I follow has a husband who strung a clothes line all the way across the back yard and hung the feeders from the clothes line and that seems to have stopped the squirrels. But if they can jump and catch themselves on any kind of object, their little paws are just as dextrous (if not more so) than human fingers. We even have a feeder that has mesh wire across it and they manage to knock it off the hook that it hangs from so it falls to the ground and spills its seeds. The best solution? Just let the dog out the back door and the squirrels make a beeline for the pasture!

Banjo52 said...

Yeah, I'm gonna let you test pilot this thing, Brenda. Like others, I've always heard the squirrels always win.

The Retired One said...

I heard they don't work either, so am waiting to see if yours works..we have both chipmunks and squirrels here that steal our seeds all day long!

Elaine said...

Sounds good in theory, but those squirrels are sneaky fellows....

Pat Tillett said...

Squirrels usually manage to find a way though...

Banjo52 said...

Your readers, including me, seem to be a bunch of pessimists! Bad squirrels! Down!

Brenda's Arizona said...

Banjomyn, I agree! Pessimists!
Sadly/gladly, we can't try out the squirrel proof cage, as we don't have squirrels here in our part of the city. Scorpions, snakes, lizards all are in abundant. But not squirrels. Sigh.

Diane AZ said...

I love the cage idea so the little birds can eat in peace. We have a platform feeder for the bigger birds such as doves and cardinals but they still hog the seeds from the tube feeder as well.

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

There's some great videos, on YouTube, of squirrels figuring out squirrel proof birdfeeders! I'm kind of attached to my bull snakes and roadrunners, now that the feeder is gone.