We really love feeding the birds. We have a book where we mark who came to the feeder and when. It's been really fun for us. We hate the squirrels. They sit up there and hog all the good food and make a mess. Ben came up with this great idea to keep them off the feeder, hilbilly style. He cut a hole in a trash can lid and affixed it loosely to the pole. The lid wobbles and we thought no squirrel would ever want to land on it, until today. I had a feeling that they were jumping from the tree to the feeder pole and now I have proof. If it weren't so fun to watch, I'd be annoyed!