Re: GETTING A RISE OUT OF THE D60 !!!

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by George Kerby, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. George Kerby

    George Kerby Guest

    On 7/14/03 10:01 AM, in article
    , "Annika1980"
    <> wrote:

    > OK, now who put the Viagra in the bird seed?
    >
    > http://members.aol.com/annika1980/wood.jpg
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    It is amazing how those little tree rats can get to the food. We have the
    identical feeder. Like you, I tried the wire thing like in your shot. Hell,
    I even tried sticking it on top of an extra background stand 7' off the
    ground. They shimmied up that as well. Finally I sprayed Pam (the
    product-not the person :-O ) all over the pole. It worked - for about a day
    and a half before it became so tacky from repeated attempts by the little
    buggers. One finally made it. When I saw that, I just gave up. This Fall, I
    may try something similar to what is used on the ropes that tie large boats
    to the dock to keep wharf rats off the boat.


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    Annika1980 Guest

    >From: George Kerby

    >It is amazing how those little tree rats can get to the food.


    One solution I've read about is to have the bird feed attached to a feeder on a
    string, similar to a clothesline. Every few feet on the string, place round
    coffee cans. The theory being that when the squirrels climb up on the cans,
    they'll spin them right off.

    Btw, if your "Pam on the pole" trick doesn't work, try elbow grease.
     
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  3. George Kerby

    George Kerby Guest

    On 7/14/03 12:49 PM, in article
    , "Annika1980"
    <> wrote:

    >> From: George Kerby

    >
    >> It is amazing how those little tree rats can get to the food.

    >
    > One solution I've read about is to have the bird feed attached to a feeder on
    > a
    > string, similar to a clothesline. Every few feet on the string, place round
    > coffee cans. The theory being that when the squirrels climb up on the cans,
    > they'll spin them right off.
    >
    > Btw, if your "Pam on the pole" trick doesn't work, try elbow grease.
    >
    >
    >
    >

    Naw! Too much work, that elbow grease thing.

    But I might give your first suggestion. It might be pretty funny!


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    Charlie D Guest

    George Kerby <> wrote:

    > It is amazing how those little tree rats can get to the food.


    You guys need a squirrel proof feeder like I have.

    http://tinyurl.com/gwg0

    --
    Charlie Dilks
    Newark, DE USA
     
    Charlie D, Jul 14, 2003
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  5. George Kerby

    George Kerby Guest

    On 7/14/03 4:38 PM, in article bev7tg$1mdm$, "g n p"
    <> wrote:

    > Has anybody even **considered** that feeding the "tree rats" is a good
    > thing??
    > You guys are so keen on feeding the birds **only**, so that doing good for
    > other live things takes second place ??
    > My wife and I (the kids, too) will feed and take care of almost anything
    > alive (roaches in the house excepted) so we really find it difficult to
    > relate to the stories here.
    > G. w/ wife and 2 kids + 3 cats 1 dog 10 cats in the yard and anyone else
    > welcome...!
    >
    > "Robert E. Williams" <> wrote in message
    > news:...


    I have set up a separate feeding area for them with "Purina Tree Rat Chow"
    (aka: Corn on the Cob) and they STILL insist on raiding the bird food. Oh
    well, we all know one cannot rationalize with rodents!


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    Charlie D Guest

    "g n p" <> wrote:

    > Has anybody even **considered** that feeding the "tree rats" is a good
    > thing??


    Yes. I increased my purchases of black sunflower seed by around 10x and
    even bought "horse corn" for them.
    I think they were more fun to watch than the birds.

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    Charlie Dilks
    Newark, DE USA
     
    Charlie D, Jul 15, 2003
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  7. On 14 Jul 2003 17:49:50 GMT, (Annika1980) wrote:

    >>From: George Kerby

    >
    >>It is amazing how those little tree rats can get to the food.

    >
    >One solution I've read about is to have the bird feed attached to a feeder on a
    >string, similar to a clothesline. Every few feet on the string, place round
    >coffee cans. The theory being that when the squirrels climb up on the cans,
    >they'll spin them right off.
    >
    >Btw, if your "Pam on the pole" trick doesn't work, try elbow grease.
    >
    >

    We use a bird feeder that has a inverted bowl shaped top. IT's too
    wide for them to hang onto the wire with their hind feet and still
    reach over the edge. There is nothing on the edge for them to use, so
    they just fall off the top.

    They can jump from the side, but only a few are successful.

    A few desperate ones tried to gnaw through the top where the wire
    attaches, but I filled that with fiberglass and resin. We don't get
    many repeat "gnawers".

    Roger Halstead (K8RI EN73 & ARRL Life Member)
    www.rogerhalstead.com
    N833R World's oldest Debonair? (S# CD-2)

    >
     
    Roger Halstead, Jul 15, 2003
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    Brian Tilley Guest

    Charlie D <> wrote in message news:<-berlin.de>...
    > "g n p" <> wrote:
    >
    > > Has anybody even **considered** that feeding the "tree rats" is a good
    > > thing??

    >
    > Yes. I increased my purchases of black sunflower seed by around 10x and
    > even bought "horse corn" for them.
    > I think they were more fun to watch than the birds.



    I have a good solution to stop the squirrels from climbing the feeder
    poles.

    You were close to the solution when you tried "Pam".

    I used vaseline on the post. It just took a little bit to do the job.
    I applied it to a two foot or so section of the pole (two different
    poles actually) two weeks ago, and I haven't had either a squirrel or
    a chipmunk climb up since.

    You don't need much, and it doesn't seem to get sticky or cause any
    other problems.
     
    Brian Tilley, Jul 15, 2003
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  9. George Kerby

    Charlie D Guest

    In article <>,
    Graham <> wrote:

    > Charlie D wrote:
    > > You guys need a squirrel proof feeder like I have.

    http://tinyurl.com/gwg0
    >
    > If that is squirrel proof, what is the furry bird with the bushy tail
    > which is in it?


    I'm not sure. I can't find my bird book. ;)

    --
    Charlie Dilks
    Newark, DE USA
     
    Charlie D, Jul 15, 2003
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