Rated 4 out of 5 by 6
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 Meghan73 Might be squirrel-proof, but not raccoon-proof!
This is a very attractive feeder! The copper top is beautiful. When I first hung it, it was great - nothing but woodpeckers and frustrated grackles. Eventually blue jays started coming around and a couple have figured out how to eat upside down. Oh well - they're prettier than grackles. A word of warning: unless you've got hot pepper suet, don't leave this out overnight. The racoons have figured out how to get it out of the tree, they have unscrewed the top and dismantled the whole thing. I struggled with getting the cage open, and those little buggers take the whole thing apart with ease. They eventually took off with the entire cage leaving me only the top. I attached a different suet cage and it works just the same. I'm just sure to only use hot pepper suet from now on.
September 23, 2014