How do you install the raccoon baffle in Wild Birds Unlimited?
Just twist the 4-foot base pole into the ground using the convenient corkscrew auger. Next slide the Stabilizer onto the base pole and push into the ground (Tests show the stabilizer holds the pole straight in up to 35 MPH wind gusts).
How do you stabilize a bird feeder pole?
2 Piece Stabilizer The Stabilizer is the secret to the Advanced Pole System® looking great and standing straight. Just slip the two-piece Stabilizer onto the pole, push them into the ground, tighten the thumbscrew, and you’ll have a bird feeder mounting/hanging system that will stand straight for years.
What size hummingbird feeder is best?
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Size. The size of your hummingbird feeder will determine how many birds it can accommodate, as well as how often it needs to be filled. On the smaller size, an 8-ounce feeder is best for just a couple of birds, while some feeders may hold as much as 40 ounces of nectar or more, easily feeding several hummingbirds.
What’s a raccoon baffle?
The raccoon baffle is a cylinder baffle with its 24 inch long and 8 inch wide diameter. The baffle stops the raccoon, squirrel, and chipmunk from climbing up 1 inch diameter poles to the bird feeders and bird houses.
What is the best raccoon baffle?
Experts recommend two baffles best suited for deterring raccoons, the torpedo baffle and the stovepipe baffle. Both are long barrels that fit over the poles and wobble. It’s recommended you get as long a baffle as you can find.
How do I stop rats from climbing my bird feeder pole?
If you find rats or other animals are climbing up onto your bird table in order to access food, you can consider adding a baffle. A baffle is a cone shaped piece of plastic or metal that stops squirrels and rats climbing up the post.
Which bird feeder attracts most birds?
Hopper or “House” Feeders Hopper feeders are attractive to most feeder birds, including finches, jays, cardinals, buntings, grosbeaks, sparrows, chickadees, and titmice; they’re also squirrel magnets.
How far away from the house should a bird feeder be?
A distance of about 10 feet seems to be a good compromise, but try experimenting. You can provide resting and escape cover for ground-dwelling birds such as Song Sparrows and White-throated Sparrows by providing loosely stacked brush piles near your feeders. More about safe feeder placement from Project FeederWatch.
What do you put under bird feeders?
Add a 3-4-inch layer of mulch below the feeders, then turn the mulch to bury debris where it can decompose out of sight. Replace the mulch seasonally to dispose of remaining debris. Allow feeders to remain empty for a day or two to encourage ground-feeding birds to pick up spilled seed and be their own cleanup crew.