April 25, 2016

Squirrel Baffle

After several years of trying to keep the squirrels from eating (stealing) the bird seed from our bird feeders, I finally think I have the solution!

I purchased a 2' section of 7" galvanized steel round duct pipe and an end cap for about $10 from Lowes. I drilled a hole in the end cap to fit over the bird feeder pole and attached the duct pipe to the cap with a couple of sheet metal screws. I attached a hose clamp onto the bird feeder pole to hold the baffle in place.

The idea originated from an article I read in the December 2003 issue of Garden Gate magazine.
Below is a drawing from the magazine.

So far it seems to have prevented the Squirrels from getting to the feed.

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