I'm sorry to report that the squirrels have learned to extract the sunflower seed from my "squirrel-proof" feeders. For ten years these feeders had proven invincible to the squirrels, but now I get to watch squirrels at the feeder instead of birds.
The first stop when the squirrels invade the yard is often the ash stump leftover from last fall's tree trimming. This tree got totally trimmed! They seem to like to stand up and look around briefly, casing the joint so to speak.
Then it's off to the hanging feeder where they gorge themselves on sunflower seeds. I don't actually know if they get full or they get tired hanging on, but then they're off with a quick jump to the ground.
Lots of squirrel games of 'ambush your neighbour' go on. One might be peacefully eating below the feeder and another comes around the corner of the shed and makes for it. In a flurry of 8 little feet they're both off for the trees.
Unless the attacking squirrel is a dominant one and climbs back up on the feeder to eat! I know we have 4 visiting bushy tails, because I regularly see two greys and two blacks. But I can't tell them apart like they can!
Oten the visit ends with one denizen of the airy highways sitting on a branch while engaging in a patch of vigorous tail twitching. Then they go home and rest up for next time.