Our bird smorgasbord turned into an all-out, losing battle with the squirrels. By early summer, we had all but given up our attempts to lure the birds into the view of our family-room picture window.
Darn that Stinkers!
(*Stinkers was the name we gave the most persistent and creative of the squirrels. He continually thwarted our attempts to keep him from the bird feeders.)