I haven't tried the squirrel buster yet, but someone here
suggested a while ago making a feeding station for grackles,
starlings, etcl, some distance away from the main feeders, and
that helps a good deal. Doesn't keep them all off all the time,
but it reduces the piggy traffic by I'd say about 75 percent. I
put a sort of large flat platter with nice cheap cracked corn on
the ground about 30 feet away, and it's heavily patronized by
grackles, starlings and mourning doves.
Robert Lyons wrote:
> We are having difficulty lately with dozens of grackles hogging the feeders.
> Even changing over to safflower seed has not discouraged them at all. I seem
> to recall someone here speaking of the Duncraft squirrel buster plus feeder?
> Can anyone say if this feeder or another like it will help to discourage
> grackles? Thanks in advance.