Squirrels and chipmunks make great kitty-sitters, I see, chico! If they're out there, you know exactly where the cats will be!!!
Same with the dogs! When they're squirrel watching they always stay out of trouble!
We have about 6 gray squirrels, 3 red squirrels and a couple of chipmunks out under the feeders right now...they chase a little bit, but they all stick around to eat. I wonder if that means madame hazel is putting out too much seed.