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Saloon Bird...scratch that Squirrel Feeder

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Project by RossC23 posted 09-13-2013 06:27 PM 3487 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made this feeder for my mom to feed her birds but the squirrels like it more. its ok, they need to eat too. Thanks to Steve for the idea.

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hoss12992

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#1 posted 09-13-2013 10:18 PM

Awesome, love it. Great job

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pinebox

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#2 posted 09-13-2013 10:48 PM

We let the squirrels into our feeder—they are fun to watch—but then they thought the basement would make a new home. It cost me $700 in new insulation. Now I’m trying to figure out how to make one that feeds only birds.

Yours is really a cute idea. That first picture is great. Nice job.

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#3 posted 09-13-2013 11:55 PM

What a great project…so funny the way the squirrel is actually siting on the little bar stool…lol
Well done…

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#4 posted 09-14-2013 07:04 AM

I think he may be at the XXXX Gold Tap.

A great Project and even greater picture capturing the squirrel, no such chance with our possums they would be gone in a shot!

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GenerationWW

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#5 posted 09-14-2013 11:51 AM

That’s a neat concept and great picture! Nice job.

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kepy

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#6 posted 09-14-2013 01:34 PM

I have been told that if sprinkle hot chili powder on the seed, it will deter the squirrel and not effect the birds as they are not supposed to taste it.
I once made a squirrel feeder that was a round table with a chair. A spike through the table held an ear of corn and the squirrel would sit in the chair and eat the corn.

-- Kepy

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 09-14-2013 01:50 PM

That is pretty cute. Nice work.

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#8 posted 09-14-2013 03:17 PM

This is pretty awesome, thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 09-14-2013 03:34 PM

Kepy is right, we use ‘HOT’ bird seed, available from some hardware stores or those boutique shops that cater to specific wild bird species feed.
A great concept for a bird-feeder! Especially like the bar stool perches!

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Bluepine38

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#10 posted 09-14-2013 03:36 PM

Great looking saloon feeder. If you want to make a squirrel proof feeder, one way is to mount the feeder on
a steel tube, well away from trees and other objects they can use as a launching point, then hang a piece of
4” vent or stove pipe over the tube from the bottom of the feeder. They can still eat the scattered feed,
birds are messy eaters, but can not hog the feeder. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#11 posted 09-14-2013 05:46 PM

Unique idea! Love it! Is there a two seed minimum?

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PineChopper

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#12 posted 09-15-2013 02:51 AM

Looks Great!

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