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A week ago I wrote about the ice weighing so much it lowered my bird feeder to the point where Jumper the squirrel was able to jump up and get on it. I had knocked the ice off of it and tightened up the clothesline where he can't reach it. Well yesterday Jumper shows up and he has a big patch of hair missing on his shorlders. It must be about 3 inches in diameter. Looks almost like someone shaved him. So now I call him baldy.
Have been having a big seed block out that the little Downey Woodpeckers just love. But had to not refill it as the starlings were hanging on it and eating most of it. They were gobbeling it down in about 4 days. They would get on the feeder and not let other birds at it. At $5 each I am not feeding that to starlings. So when it ran out, I didn't refill it. It's been about a week and a half and the starlings no longer come around, so about Wed. or so I will put another one out.
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Those nasty Starlings occasionally raid my feeders too and I do the same thing as you...wait until they are gone and re-fill. I haven't seen any Starlings all winter so that is good.
starlings and squirrels are two of the reasons i do not put out seed regularly.....occasionaly i will buy one of those seed bells from the store, if it's been a rough winter, but the squirrels have at it and it doesn't even last a day! but when spring comes i do like to watch the birds and usually have a pair of binoculars handy to get a closer look at them.
I think you love baldy.You have fun out witting him or maybe I should trying to out wit him.
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