Growing Concerns: Satisfy squirrels with ear corn feeders

We have squirrels that just will not leave our bird feeders alone. We have the prettiest cardinals, chickadees, blue jays and other birds, but the squirrels just keep hogging the feeders. We have tried squirrel baffles and wire hangers with little success. Any other ideas?

Try the baffles and hangers, but also put out ear corn feeders for the squirrels. Also, mix “Squirrel Away” — a red-pepper concoction that squirrels do not like but birds enjoy — with the birdseed you put out. Make it tough, difficult, aggravating and downright irritating for them on your bird feeders, but convenient, easy and inviting at the squirrel feeders. Now you can enjoy both the squirrels and the birds.

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