Since you posted in the bird section I take it that the squirrels are scaring away the birds? When I put up a bird feeder the squirrels always managed to get to it. It got me really annoyed but then I realized the squirrels were more fun to watch than the birds! Anyway I put the feeder on a clotheline any they can't get to it anymore.
Squirrels at my bird feeders drive me nuts, unless you’re feeding squirrels, you’ll need a squirrel proof feeder to shoo them all away from those precious seeds. I’ve come across a lot of bird feeders but this one from Brome is definitely a tough contender. Apart from that, this tube feeder features a mechanism that shuts down the access ports the squirrels climb on it. But don’t worry, they aren’t harmed in any way.