Rated 4 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2sierralvrs Starling Preventer
I got this feeder initially to stop invasive alien species like starlings from raiding my suet feeder that hangs against a wooden post. So far, no starlings! After the native birds got used to it (it took a couple of weeks), Mountain Chickadees,Oak Tree Titmice, White Breasted Nuthatches and even a male Northern Flicker hang upside down eating the suet! It is however, a little difficult for them to hang on and feed when the wind is howling.
January 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patricia6 This is a great product. Well made.
Love this feeder. It's very functional and it lets the woodpeckers and smaller birds eat while keeping larger birds, such as starlings, off. It's going to be a great feeder for the winter by helping keep snow and ice off the suet. Beautiful product.
September 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by haika so far....squirrel proof!!!!
I've been using this feeder since summer 2014. I've had a serious problem with eastern grey squirrels raiding my suet feeders and this is the first one I've tried where no squirrels have figured out how to get to the feeding side. I have it on a very long S-hook (~ 3 ft) from the underside of my top floor deck rafters so I can access it from the patio beheath. So far I've seen black-capped and chestnut-sided chickadees, red breasted nuthatches, flickers and hairy & downy woodpeckers feeding. And the juncos TRY! This is the ONLY suet feeder I have out right now as even red pepper suet blocks didn't repel squirrels from my other feeders and I've tried all the various suet feeders out there.
February 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Grey1 This feeder does cut down on the suet usage.
However, my starlings and blackbirds must be smarter, as the starlings hover under the feeder like Hummingbirds until they grab a piece. A few of the Grackles have learned to hold on like a Woodpecker and even one Blue Jay does the same.
May 22, 2016