Recently I had two hanging feeders from Lowes at our birdwatching window. However, the squirrels used their abs to plank - to hold onto the brick wall with their hind feet and reach one feeder with their front feet. To keep up their strength, they ate and ate and ate the sunflower seeds.
I moved that feeder to the tree, where they could scavenge all day. It would not be too easy and keep them occupied.
The Cardinals immediately landed on the window feeder and began enjoying their food in peace, no longer annoyed by nearby squirrels mooching from the other feeder.
One day we had Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal having dinner at once. Not only that, the shy Chickadees came in to flit, grab a seed, and leave - and return.
Meanwhile, we are still gathering leaves. We had warm weather, then a plunge to minus 1 degree, and now a warmng trend to 65 on Tuesday. Springdale looks like most towns in October, with streets and lawns packed with leaves.
| Finches eat at the Finch feeder.|
Photofunia by Norma Boeckler.