5 Ways to Attract Birds & Squirrels to Your Yard

5 Ways to Attract Birds & Squirrels to Your Yard


Okay, so my "home office" extends to the deck, and I have a bunch of feathered and furry friends who stop by. The wife and I have created the #Crileen Birdography Spectaular (that's Craig and Eileen…) to document the visitors. We've identified 48 species as of September 2013.

As a nutty connoisseur, here are my suggestions to attract birds and squirrels to your yard:

1. Provide clean-ish open water.


2. Use a "squirrel-resistant suet palace." 

This squirrel defeated Squirrel-Proof Suet Palace. I'm okay with this, he can only eat so much at a time.

3. Feed squirrels to attract hawks. (see #2, note "resistant", they see it as a challenge)

4. Have glamorous new wife fill the feeders and water. Then have her do so for the birds. They appreciate it.


5. Go outside and act like a nut. (Mission accomplished)




Michele Petys

I feed my squirrels hazelnuts and Zupreem FruitBlend Pellets. Since I rehab and release squirrels, I try not to attract the hawks although they are beautiful.

Nancy Layton

I love the birds & have a big feeder. With stray cats roaming on the deck it's hard to keep them coming back.

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