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    Help to deter squirrels climbing up the stem of your RSPB bird table with this baffle, which will tilt if a squirrel manages to get onto it.

    The baffle opens up so you can easily wrap it round the stem of your existing bird table, meaning you do not need to dissemble your bird table to fit or adjust this baffle.

    Suitable for our Adjus-table, Pagoda, Open, Gallery, Gothic and Country Barn bird tables, our Signpost wooden feeding station or any other table with a square stem measuring up to 6 cm x 6 cm (Bird table not included).





    Specification
    Baffle diameter is 52 cm.
    RSPB
    R407076
    • Type of Feeder
      Bird feeder accessories
      Squirrel resistant feeders
    • Recipient
      Feeding birds
    • £3.95 - Standard delivery to the UK and Channel Islands
    • FREE - for orders of £75 or more, or if you order only RSPB gift cards and/or a catalogue.
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    *Items that can be personalised and products sent direct from the supplier are not available for next day or choose the day delivery. Some postcodes are also excluded.

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    Age: 65+

    27/Aug/2018
    The squirrels are not baffled
    Unfortunately this doesn't work. It kept the squirrels off for some months but then one day a squirrel was sitting on the table. I moved the table to ensure they couldn't jump across to it but no luck. Initially it seemed to be one squirrel that was smart enough, buyt not for long. The less agile squirres have now chewed all around the edge reducing the diameter (not by much) sufficiently that they can climb past it
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    10/Feb/2018
    Excellent quality
    I received my baffle yesterday and easily installed it on my new RSPB table. Its to keep my annoying cat off, who climbed up to eat the seeds!! So far so good. Strong construction, easily fitted without disturbing the table. Its a bit of a nuisance putting tiny screws in upside down!!!

    Excellent value. Many thanks
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    21/Apr/2017
    Successful product...good design, well made and worth the price.
    I tried spikes on the 50mm square wooden post that supports my bird table and the squirrels kept finding a way through. Having lost that battle I researched online and chose this as it appeared to be the best alternative for specification, appearance and price.

    The baffle and bracket are well made and easy to fit to the pole without having to take the pole, base and bird table apart. The fact that it sits loosely on top of on the bracket and tilts when the squirrel reaches out to the rim from underneath means they struggle to get a good grip and enough purchase to climb up the sloping baffle. My squirrels did try biting the rim in frustration with limited success and did also chew the post a bit.

    I initially fitted the baffle about 8cm below the base of the table and had fun watching the squirrels grab the rim and do double back-flips off when the baffle tilted. This went on for a few days with multiple squirrels and multiple attempts and then one of them managed to get to the edge of the table and clamber on. Once learned he/she could repeat this with a bit of effort.

    I then moved the baffle to about 12cm from the underside of the table to make the gap to the table from the rim a bit bigger and that worked. I have now had more than 10 days with a squirrel free bird table and they appear to have given up trying. I did also get some 1.5mm galvanised wire and made a few spikes on the post just under the baffle to deter them from trying to attack the bracket, which is made of fairly dense and chunky plastic. Not sure if it helped; they have did have a chew at the post, but no marks on the bracket.

    If it wasn't for the tilting action it would need to have a much bigger diameter to work. My post was 50mm square. It might not work so well if the post was greater than about 60mm square as it would not tilt as well.

    Overall, I think it is well designed, well made and worth the price.
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    25/May/2016
    Needs to be mounted high enough
    The main benefit was this hid the feeder from view from ground level. Experience says it needs to be mounted at least 5' above ground other wise they can jump over it. Ours was mounted at 3' 6"""" above ground and so all it succeeded in doing was to provide a feeding platform. Am going to try chilli powder next!

    RSPB RESPONSE: Thank you for your review, our testing showed the baffle as being effective at stopping most squirrels on RSPB bird tables. The baffle should be fitted as high up as possible, just under the feeding platform.
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    22/May/2016
    Does not fit size of post claimed
    The write up for this product claims it will fit posts up to 7cm square.
    This is not the case, even the instructions say it will only fit posts up to
    6cm square. I have had to cut the post about and cannot use the supports supplied as the screws are not long enough. Quality of product is ok though.

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review, the website recommends posts of 6cm x 6cm which should fit table posts of this size. We will pass on your comments to the supplier with regard to the screws.
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    07/Mar/2016
    it works!
    Have had the baffle up for a month now. Easy to fit onto an rspb bird table and very effective at stopping squirrels get to the table. They tried very hard initially but failed completely and have now given up so the birds have the food to themselves - great result!
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    12/Jan/2016
    Good product but tricky to fit on larger table posts
    The quality is fine, seems fairly robust, design of screws and screw covers on the main part of the baffle are fiddly but it does the job. It does fit a 7cm by 7cm square post but the support for the baffle does not using the bolts supplied, they are just not long enough. I managed by substituting cable ties until I can find longer fine bolts!
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