If you're into bird feeders but find that squirrels are still getting to the bird food, consider a cheap bird feeder solution from Instructables.com that can be made using a candy tin and a few other inexpensive and easy to find parts:
This device is so simple to make that it requires no specialist tools.
The bird feeding tray is held in a stationary position whilst the horizontally mounted baffle is free rotating so that a squirrel can't get a grip whilst the birds can freely enter the feeding area from the front.
Here's what the end product can look like:
All you need are:
Baffle -- "in this case the top of a solar powered garden light" but also "the top half of a large bottle could be used, the larger the better"
Large metal bolt -- "preferably one which is longer than shown, but with not too much thread which hinders rotation"
Hexagonal nut and butterfly nut "that fit the bolt"
Several washers" taped together"
For instructions for how to put this inexpensive bird feeder together, including pictures, click the link below. And if you end up making one of these, please share your experience with the Tip Hero community by posting a comment below. And thanks for being a Tip Hero!