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Strangest bird ever.....

Postby moonlitday » Jun 09, 2012 5:14 pm

I was under the impression that this was supposed to be a bird feeder. Either I was misled, or this is the strangest bird I've ever encountered. :shock:

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It even has....a fuzzy tail!! *gasp*

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Re: Strangest bird ever.....

Postby Eeyore » Jun 09, 2012 5:58 pm

Ha! Ha! Ha! Interesting bird.
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Re: Strangest bird ever.....

Postby kelly_m » Jun 09, 2012 7:47 pm

LOL!! So much for being critter proof!!!
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Re: Strangest bird ever.....

Postby Mygrandmeresgarden » Jun 09, 2012 8:02 pm

Ha ha ha! Where's the wings????? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Strangest bird ever.....

Postby Heidi S » Jun 10, 2012 3:03 am

Let me guess, you bought this feeder as a 'squirrel proof' version - time for your money back!
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Re: Strangest bird ever.....

Postby A Closet Canuck » Jun 10, 2012 9:36 am

Oh my gosh! The guy who designed that feeder is going to be really disappointed. LOL
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Re: Strangest bird ever.....

Postby CdnChelsea » Jun 10, 2012 11:09 am


Yeah, I have a similar caged bird feeder like yours. When I first put it up, the blackbirds were delighted to sit on the cage part and eat the seeds. Same with the black squirrels.

That so-called squirrel proof feeder is now residing on the floor, tucked into a corner of the greenhouse until I find another use for it.
$25. down the drain.

This year I tried an experiment with the type of seeds I put out for the birds.
There is 2 feeders of niger seed only.
By having only niger seed, the blackbirds, bluejays and all the other larger birds stay away from the feeder allowing the songbirds like the Finches to enjoy their meals without being disturbed.

Now we can enjoy the songs of the Finches all day long.

Yay!




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Re: Strangest bird ever.....

Postby moonlitday » Jun 10, 2012 9:52 pm

I sent the company I purchased the feeder from the picture of mr. squirrel happily munching on seeds. Still waiting for a response. Probably best not hold my breath lol. It's also supposed to keep out the jays and whatnot.

What we can't figure out is how in heck he got up there. It's on a 6 ft shepherds hook, and the rhodo is NOT as close to it as it looks in the pic.

Ladies and gents meet Bond. Squirrel Bond.

I'll have to make a note of niger seed for next time I need feed. Thanks for the tip Chelsea.
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Re: Strangest bird ever.....

Postby davefrombc » Jun 10, 2012 9:57 pm

Flying Squirrel Bond :lol:
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Re: Strangest bird ever.....

Postby A Closet Canuck » Jun 11, 2012 8:02 am

"Bond. Squirrel Bond". What a hoot!

I hope he doesn't eat so much he gains weight and can't get out.

It might be a cold day in Panama before you hear from the manufacturer!
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