...and not the squirrels.
We've been having some trouble keeping the fat squirrels out of our bird feeders. For a while, we didn't have a feeder at all because the crafty squirrels chewed up our last remaining feeder.
My husband had been looking at the squirrel-proof feeders and not only noted at how expensive they were, but also the design. He began to wonder if we could modify a regular bird feeder.
Not long after we were shopping at Walmart and came across this bowl in the clearance section.
For only a $1, it was worth a try. We picked up one (several actually...I needed new popcorn bowls!), along with a cheap feeder.
My husband simply drilled a hole in the bottom of the bowl and turned it over the top of the feeder. Presto...an inexpensive squirrel-proof bird feeder!
A few days after hanging our new feeder, I heard a commotion outside. On a nearby tree was squirrel doing a chirping equivalent of cussing, looking in the direction of the feeder. He certainly was telling it a thing or two. Success!