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BIRD FEEDER BATTLES: WINNING THE WAR AGAINST SQUIRRELS

 
For bird lovers, the sight of a bushy tail hanging off the side of a feeder means just one thing: war.
 
May 19, 2012 (San Diego County) -- Sure, squirrels have to eat, too, and no one wants to harm the persistent critters. But that doesn’t mean you have to put up with squirrels scarfing down the seed you put out for the birds, damaging your feeders and bumping up your blood pressure. It’s possible to discourage squirrels—and even outsmart them—with the right seed mix and some nature-friendly squirrel-control tactics.

 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: SUNFLOWER

 
March 11, 2012 (Lakeside) – Jan Owens sent in this photo of her “accidental bird food” – a golden-hued sunflower that sprouted from a seed in the front yard of her Lakeside home.

 

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