Contrary to popular belief, red squirrels aren't crazy about dried corn and will avoid the dried corn cobs unless all other food sources are gone. They actually prefer sunflower seeds and will seek them out. Even when offered mixed seeds with dried nuts, my squirrels will choose the sunflower seeds first and leave the nuts until last. Of course, that means the bird feeder is their favorite location. I put up several feeders and try to have at least one feeder that is inaccessible to squirrels so I can enjoy watching both the squirrels and the birds all year. This also provides me with excellent photo opportunities!