View Full Version : Why is the bird feeder allways empty?
01-24-2010, 09:19 PM
I think I found the answer
01-24-2010, 10:00 PM
you know it is a little early for baiting :lol::lol:
01-24-2010, 11:32 PM
We had a fairly large squirrel that could flip off the top of our feeder and get right inside of it. This guys was the size of a small cat and most mornings we could see his tail sticking up through the top of the feeder - my kids named him Squirrely Joe after a former boss of mine. One day I put a big rock on the lid so he couldn't open it...he just gnawed a hole where the seeds come out (the feeder was made of wood) and crawled in that way.
I no longer use the feeder (the outlet hole is huge) but it does make a nice rustic reminder of Squirrely Joe.
01-25-2010, 12:05 PM
:lol: Ah, that's a familiar sight! We got about fourteen of them hangin' around our place.
01-25-2010, 02:08 PM
I have seen moose tracks around one of our feeders that lay broken on the ground.
At one time I was spending a lot of time in a particular tree stand and I thought I might bring a bird feeder out and set it up close by so I could watch the birds at it while I was there hunting. I even thought it may put the deer at ease as they approached. Then I got thinking that it may be considered baiting if the deer could reach it.
Hagar, isn't that Jack O'Connor carrying his sheep off the mountain?
01-25-2010, 02:28 PM
When we first started to see this a few years ago everyone thought it was great. It was not long before every ceder in town was trimmed. When the snow got deep the rest of the evergreens got trimmed. Last year we had three of them run into cars, only one so far this year. Now our gardens are visiteed in the summer, oh yes, there are some flowers they like more than others. It is far better to encourage them to stay in the wild/
01-25-2010, 10:38 PM
Yeah cedars are a prime delicacy to mulies. I love watching them though. I've learned quite a bit about herd dynamics with them around. We've even had bucks rubbing shrubs and sparring in the yard in the fall. It's really funny when one old doe comes and there's no seed in the feeders, she'll just stand and look at us in the house as if she was saying well, are you going to fill the feeders?:lol:
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