No/No Finch Tube Feeder 2-1/2" dia x 16-1/2" h
excellent, but not squirrel proof
The design is wonderful, resulting in over a dozen goldfinches moving into my yard. It is their favorite feeder because they can cling to the mesh.
However, it is not squirrel proof. After the goldfinches are done, resident squirrels take turns sitting on the bottom while they leisurely pull seeds out with their paws to nibble. They don't get much, but appear to enjoy what they can.
I've come to view the squirrels as the clean up crew. They don't let the nyger seed go bad, and are not able to be rapacious.
July 4, 2015
This is a wonderful feeder.... can fill from top or bottom. Easy to clean and seed stays much fresher. I have increased the finches coming to my yard by using this feeder. A+!
June 14, 2015
This product is the best
This feeder is the best I have had, and we have had many. I needed a feeder for the porch and wanted to attract only small birds. The feeder and the special finch feed that was recommended by you attracted yellow finches and some house finches that feed on the bottom platform. Then to our surprise we are now getting dark-eyed Juncos. Many birds feed on it at the same time. We also purchased a heated water bath and the birds love it all especially in the winter when our temperatures reach zero or below.
February 23, 2015
the goldfinches love this. It's easy to fill but one needs to hold it over a large open plastic bag to catch the seeds when you turn it over to put on the bottom after filling.
June 16, 2014