|Hummers not appearing|
You know I have been feeding birds for years. I've never had a problem with raccoons before, squirrels yes but never raccoons until now that is. My frustration is mounting while this furry raider comes no matter what I do and drains both the seed feeder and the hummingbird feeders every single night!
I can take the feeders in and put them in the garage every night for a week and leave it out one night and by morning he has put his germy mouth all over them and they are empty. Hummingbirds that are usually are fighting for space on my deck are all but absent this year!
He's scattered my pots of mint all over the deck...so much for raccoons hating mint! And I have even stood there by the sliding doors and chased him numerous times but the persistent thing just comes back minutes later. It's like a war, and who is going to give up first. It's stating to look like it will be me!
Last night we had a thunderstorm and I figured that I would just leave the feeders out. Sure enough they were empty in the morning. It's starting to make me very sad because I am truly thinking of giving up, raising the white flag, retiring the feeders, and put aside my enjoyable pastime of watching the birds.
But wait...maybe I can figure out a way to make some sort of baffle. Will it baffle me or the coon...time will tell.