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Observed: 6th January 2013 By: gramandy
Kent Wildlife TrustThanet Coast ProjectWildwood Trust
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No 6 today in the back garden apart from the Chaffinch which I missed. I refused to take pics of the squirrels which visit everytime I put the bird food out. Take a look at the pole and you will notice quite a lot of white stuff. Smothering the pole with lard does deter the squirrels a bit but they can jump amazing distances to grab the little houses we have and hang on. Doesn't do much for the aesthetics of the pole though.

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I have just seen a round disk you can buy which fits on the pole and stops Squirrels getting up,they were I think about £20.I instead had a bit of hardboard and a jigsaw cut my circle out and made a hole in the middle with my bird box hole cutter put it on the pole and its worked.You could even find a plastic lid and do the same,just a thought as I don't mind them eating the food but mine has chewed through metal feeders