, I've checked out the baffles at our local bird store. They need posts bigger around than our feeders hang from, so I would also have to buy new posts. It's another one of those "If you give a mouse a cookie..." things.
Maybe whenif we move back home, I'll just ditch all of my bird stuff here and start from scratch once we land in a new house.
Originally Posted by RPCookin
is the one we had and it was completely squirrel proof.
Actually, the one I have is a squirrel-proof unit. Or used to be. If you look at my last photo, the one with a squirrel tail hanging out of the top of the tube, you can see metal clips at either side of the wire the feeder hangs from on the shepherd's hook. Over the years, they have managed to pry the lid up so that one of the clips distorts and lets the top slide up. In lieu of spending $80 on a new feeder, I'll just complain about my squirrels as I head out to the feeder and bend the clip back in place. The squirrels and I play this game once or twice a week, but I'm using a whole lot less rubber from my shoe that buying a new feeder would cost.
Besides, the walk to and from the feeder is good exercise.