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I like to watch the birds, but I am having a problem with squirrels and blackbirds in the feeders. They chase away all the song birds. Is there any way to keep them out of the feeders?


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The best bet for squirrels is to have a squirrel proof bird feeder. Some feeders come with a tipping top so the squirrel cannot reach the food. Blackbirds are a bit harder. Make sure your bird feeder has feeding perches that are big enough for a song bird to stand on but too small for a black bird. They will still frequent under the feeder, but this might give the song birds a chance to be at the feeder undisturbed.

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