How to Solve Late Summer Problems
While late summer continues to be a wonderful time to feed the birds, unwanted feeder visitors can be troublesome. With the proper feeders, food and accessories, you can enjoy your birds and limit these possible problems.
Nectar Feeding Solutions
Our WBU Decorative Window Hummingbird Feeder features a built-in ant moat and is designed to work with our Nectar Guard® tips, preventing bees, wasps and ants from becoming an issue.
Aggressive male hummingbirds can bully others from visiting a feeder. By hanging multiple hummingbird feeders around your yard, you make it difficult for a territorial male to defend the area, allowing other birds to visit the feeders.
Starling and Grackle Solutions
Offer safflower, and keep starlings and grackles from eating all your bird food, crowding your feeders and chasing away the birds you want to see. Safflower is a small, white seed that is high in protein and fat. Most song birds eat safflower, however, starlings, grackles and squirrels typically do not.
There are many ways to keep squirrels away from your existing set up.
Put an On-Guard™ cage on your feeders. This will allow smaller birds to eat but prevent squirrels from reaching the food in the feeder. We carry cages for seed tube, peanut and suet feeders.
- Put an On-Guard™ cage on your feeders. This will allow smaller birds to eat but prevent squirrels from reaching the food in the feeder. We carry cages for seed tube, peanut and suet feeders.
- Offer safflower. Like starlings and grackles, squirrels typically do not eat it.
- Use baffles. By correctly placing a baffle on your bird feeding set up or a dome baffle on your feeder, you can prevent squirrels from eating your bird food.