Do you have abandoned satellite dishes in your backyard? I had two… from previous tenants in my apartment. My apartment had been vacant for over two years!! (Personally, I limit myself to “free” TV reception.) I’ve planned this project for several months and finally bought the hardware a few days ago. I “borrowed” the idea from a professionally built baffle that cost over $25. I paid less than $5. for the hardware for the satellite-dish baffle. ~~ I doubt that my inexpensive item will stop the squirrels but “the creative side of me” wanted to attempt “building a better mouse trap” (building a better squirrel baffle). ~~ FYI: Prior to drilling the hole, the battery for my drill had to charge overnight. That explains my early morning project versus late afternoon, after work.
Postscript, 7:00 PM: I was called to work mid-morning. Back home, after work (after 5), I swapped the baffles before filling the feeder. Time will tell, this arrangement might keep the squirrels off the bird feeder.
Postscript, 6/29/12, 11:45 AM: Some women move the furniture around. I move bird feeders, bird houses, hanging flower baskets–and baffles. I want things to “look nice” and I didn’t “like” the appearance of last night’s arrangement.
Postscript, 6/29/12, 7:45 PM: “No,” the new arrangement didn’t stop a squirrel.