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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #165 on: May 07, 2020, 03:32:43 PM »
My wife is more tolerant of a $100 hobby. As long I don't start with photography equipment...
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #166 on: May 07, 2020, 04:27:00 PM »
How about feeding the squirrels intentionally, there is no hobby for that yet??
I've seen this suggested as a solution. Setting up a squirrel feeding station with dried corn.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #167 on: May 07, 2020, 08:15:18 PM »
I've seen this suggested as a solution. Setting up a squirrel feeding station with dried corn.
Which will attract deer, but then again you can set up some specialized deer food :)

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #168 on: May 07, 2020, 08:22:28 PM »
Which will attract deer, but then again you can set up some specialized deer food :)
Which will attract hunters.

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #169 on: May 07, 2020, 08:24:26 PM »
I'm assuming the best location (for a bird feeder, not a hunter feeder) is dead center of a yard, the furthest from any trees, correct?

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #170 on: May 07, 2020, 08:34:36 PM »
Which will attract hunters.

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #171 on: May 07, 2020, 08:35:41 PM »
Set up a shochet?
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #172 on: May 07, 2020, 08:38:28 PM »
I'm assuming the best location (for a bird feeder, not a hunter feeder) is dead center of a yard, the furthest from any trees, correct?
10 feet away from everything should do the trick. Don't forget about fences, structures and just not trees.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #173 on: May 07, 2020, 08:41:45 PM »
10 feet away from everything should do the trick. Don't forget about fences, structures and just not trees.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #174 on: May 07, 2020, 09:32:26 PM »
I'm assuming the best location (for a bird feeder, not a hunter feeder) is dead center of a yard, the furthest from any trees, correct?

As far as squirrels go, yes - and add to that @CountValentine's points.

Just remember that if it's too far for you to enjoy properly, it might not be worth the tradeoff.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #175 on: May 07, 2020, 09:33:43 PM »
As far as squirrels go, yes - and add to that @CountValentine's points.

Just remember that if it's too far for you to enjoy properly, it might not be worth the tradeoff.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #176 on: May 07, 2020, 09:38:12 PM »
10 feet away from everything should do the trick. Don't forget about fences, structures and just not trees.
As far as squirrels go, yes - and add to that @CountValentine's points.

Just remember that if it's too far for you to enjoy properly, it might not be worth the tradeoff.
However, from what I'm reading it seems you may have a better chance at attracting birds if you have a tree as a staging point nearby. So I guess it's a trade off.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #177 on: May 07, 2020, 09:39:02 PM »
However, from what I'm reading it seems you may have a better chance at attracting birds if you have a tree as a staging point nearby. So I guess it's a trade off.
Don't birds fly?

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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #178 on: May 07, 2020, 09:39:17 PM »
However, from what I'm reading it seems you may have a better chance at attracting birds if you have a tree as a staging point nearby. So I guess it's a trade off.

Indeed. Basically at least 10' from a tree, fence, etc.
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Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« Reply #179 on: May 07, 2020, 09:40:21 PM »
Indeed. Basically at least 10' from a tree, fence, etc.
Are you agreeing or disagreeing with him?