So, I love putting out birdfeeders, but I think I either have a squirrel or a raccoon problem. They have figured out how to open every birdfeeder I have put out. I started buying the mesh bags with the seed bells in them and hanging them on a skinny branch but the birds are having trouble landing on it because the branch makes the bell bounce around.
I am pretty sure it is a squirrel because one of the feeders I pout out was in a box and the corner was chewed off very neatly. I think a raccoon would have done more damage.
Tree and birdhouses
Wooden birdhouse - they have learned how to slide the plastic part up so all the seed falls out
Destruction of paper bird house
Seed bells on a very shaky branch
Any suggestions for deterring a pesky squirrel?