Sometimes in life you just have to learn to go with it – go with the flow. Rather than fight against the current, oft times it is better to just change your destination and proceed downstream.
I used to have a couple of small red squirrels that would raid my bird feeders. Then about two years ago a large grey squirrel showed up – this year there are two grey squirrels. The two original red squirrels had a litter of babies this summer (I guess you call them a litter): two little mouse size reds that have no fear of me. Add to this, four chipmunks and I have a rodent menagerie living in my back yard.
I tried everything to outsmart the squirrels. I hung the feeders by concertina wire and put up baffles above the feeders, I greased the pole of my ground feeder; but nothing seemed to work.
I have finally come to the conclusion that in the nature order of things, in the food chain, squirrels come before birds; so trying to feed birds and not the squirrels is against the natural order.
My squirrels love black oil sunflower seeds; but now I have another problem. Bird scavengers are stealing food from my squirrel feeders.
BECOME THE WATER GRASSHOPPER.