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10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 16, 2011, 14:15 kanniballl
Cutter wrote on Mar 16, 2011, 13:24:
Is there somewhere you can suspend the birdfeeder that they can't jump to it from? Even raise it and lower it using a high test fishing line that can take the weight but where a squirrel can find no purchase.

I don't see how.

Any branch strong enough to hold a feeder + seed + birds will be strong enough for a squirrel.

If it (or the fishing line) is weak enough to break when a squirrel jumps on it, then you'll have squirrels kamekaze'ing onto the thing, knocking it off the fishing wire, and eating the food off the ground.

Squirrels are pretty good with their acrobatics. So unless you somehow find the perfect branch and take the time to hang it like 20' off the ground, the squirrels are going to win.

Or you'll wind up having to re-hand the feeder every few days. Which can be a pain if it's super-high in the air.
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