bob_G

Ok bird watchers, where r the Cardinals?

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3 hours ago, bob_G said:

Mike,

I've been battling squirrels for years, and losing. Tried every squirrel proof feeder there is. None are cheap. 

Until we came upon the Brome Squirrel Buster. Puts those damn rodents in their place. No batteries, no electricity. Just a well designed, engineered feeder. We like it so much, we bought two. We cut our seed bill by 2/3s.

 

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Wow green grass and the hosta is still blooming:p I noticed the hoop on your suet feeder. I have had to used pad locks on mine to keep the coons from taking them. I lost a nice 4 cake copper roof one to those FN night time bandits. $30.00 dollar feeder and they carried far enough that  I could not find it.

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This was one of the feeders we tried this summer.  Wild Bill's squirrels proof feeder.   It's electric, runs off batteries. Wild Bill himself declared it infallible.  Please note, there's a squirrel inside the feeder.

 

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10 hours ago, bob_G said:

This was one of the feeders we tried this summer.  Wild Bill's squirrels proof feeder.   It's electric, runs off batteries. Wild Bill himself declared it infallible.  Please note, there's a squirrel inside the feeder.

 

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Hello customer service? 

I have a couple questions about your bird feeder?:laugh:

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I'm getting lots of pine warblers and blue birds this year, I'm not feeding, just have a heated bird bath. Just seeing 1 pair of cardinals .61dd6c22d65a6_bluebirds1_10.22002.JPG.964cb178fdfb9770d34824e799d16b9e.JPG61dd6c56a1b93_Pinewarblers12_19.21001.JPG.d17a8e408f3ec88d6971e55fd6f4bd85.JPG61dd6c5e93df3_pinewarbler12.9.21001.JPG.c6adc4c6ccce5c8e31456407cd58f07e.JPG

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2 hours ago, R.R. Bridge Fisher said:

Hello customer service? 

I have a couple questions about your bird feeder?:laugh:

Rrbf,

 

Wild Bill's was the worst. Wild Bill must be making these in his garage.  I must have called 15 times, before some gal answered the phone.

She wasn't at all amused by my photos, and sent me a few parts with instructions to fix it myself.  Finally I asked for my money back. She said she'd talk it over with Wild Bill. I never heard back, so rather than wear out my arteries over this, we took it to the dump.

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1 min ago, FizzyFish said:

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I've been wanting to set up a heated bird bath. I have a bird bath heating element someone gave me.

How often do you need to change the water?

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6 mins ago, FizzyFish said:

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Keep an eye on them during this cold snap. I've seen several stories of birds getting wet feet in a bird bath and getting stuck when their feet freeze to something. 

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28 mins ago, bob_G said:

I've been wanting to set up a heated bird bath. I have a bird bath heating element someone gave me.

How often do you need to change the water?

I add water maybe every other day.  clean it when it gets nasty, once a week or so.

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25 mins ago, mikez2 said:

Keep an eye on them during this cold snap. I've seen several stories of birds getting wet feet in a bird bath and getting stuck when their feet freeze to something. 

they are mostly just drinking when it's this cold.

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On ‎1‎/‎11‎/‎2022 at 9:37 AM, bob_G said:

I've been wanting to set up a heated bird bath. I have a bird bath heating element someone gave me.

How often do you need to change the water?

Bob I have heated bird bath too similar to the one in the photo and one thing you will notice is evaporation when it is cold. So when the daytime highs are below freezing you will loose a lot to that in the form of steam. So you do have to add water almost daily. The Allied Precision ones hold quite a bit of water though. Mine gets cleaned once a week.

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A squirrel rant. Those mother****ers took the drip tray out from under my gas grill, removed the aluminum pan and ate prts of it. They certainly are crafty mother****ers, and I have a love/hate relationship with them. :laugh: 

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