Our Little Thieves!!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by MRR, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    I put food out for the birds and every morning we get up and the feeder is empty.Now we know why. Getting rather expensive but they are cute.
    All toll there is 4 of them all about the same size.
    Took these pictures this evening through the glass in the back door. Wish they would of been clearer.
     

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  2. Rusty

    Rusty Member

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    They would leave your bird feed alone if you would put some shell corn in a pan on the ground. Corn would be cheeper. :big_smile: I bet Barb likes to watch them?
     

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    You can also put out some dollar store peanut butter. Hang upside down with a hole opening in the lid.
     
  4. luckey wade

    luckey wade New Member

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    Thats cool but could hurt the wallet .After they start to get bigger.
    I had one at my front step. On the last snow storm .
     
  5. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    Bird seed can get expensive even without your visitors. So far this winter, I've gone through about $60 in seed between the birds and the squirrels. That's not counting the $60 I spent on all the new feeders. Next up is a solar powered water fountain with heater for winter use. Got no clue where all that $$$$ is going to come from. Sugar water in the summer for the hummingbirds is a lot cheaper, even with 7 hummer feeders going.
    Up until the last few years, I had no idea how many hours I could spend a day, just watching birds, squirrels and rabbits. I spent so many hours last summer, watchin them, I had to go out an buy a more comfortable chair to sit in.
     
  6. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    John, I never get tired of watching the critters. Looks like a corn feeder might be the way to go. Thanks for posting :cool2:.
     
  7. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    I started putting out corn to distract the squirrels. They're staying out of the bird feeders so far. Doves do a pretty good job on the corn also.
     
  8. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    Yeah a corn feeder and when it gets bigger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    There cute when there little but tasty when there bigger:wink:
     
  9. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    Those are good pixs! Thanks for sharing.
    Bill
     
  10. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    thats good John ,not bad through the window
     
  11. kspor

    kspor New Member

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    You can get red pepper about 2 tsp/ 3-5lbs of feed. The birds find it to be sweet, but deer and squirrels dont. It wont hurt them, but will send em packing. They make a commercial squirrel away packet you can add, but its just ground cayenne pepper anyway.
     
  12. kc9bit

    kc9bit New Member

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    thats bad good luck with that
     
  13. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    I totally agree,they're cure as a bugs ears as the ole saying goes. Reps to ya!~~~Pat:wink::smile2: