I don’t mind squirrels, Stellar Jays, Gray Diggers and the like as long as they stay away from my filbert (hazelnut) trees.
Last year it was a veritable parade of food-stealing varmints raiding the nuts until there was only a cup of nuts left from the whole row of trees. This year, the kittens are helping with the varmint control, kind of. They are spending more and more time playing among the branches.
Time will tell if these little helpers are actually doing good or if the birds are still able to sneak in and steal the nuts while they cavort around the branches