Seed Hoop Seed Catcher and Platform Feeder 24" dia
This really works!
I purchased the 16" diameter seed catcher for my small garden. This has saved me a lot of money and time. Now instead of throwing the seed left on the ground away, I just take a couple of scoops of seed from the catcher, and add it back into the feeder. It's amazing how much waste is accumulated by these little finch & wrens that visit my yard here in southern CA, but thankfully the seed catcher saves about 99% of the seed. I find that the catcher is more effective when it is hung within 18" from the bottom of the feeder, & wish the hangers could be adjusted to a shorter length, however I just shortened it by making multiple knots in the middle of each hanger, & that does work. Short & thin jumper cables also work! Hope this helps.
June 11, 2015
Seed catcher is awesome!
I love my new hoop seed catcher. It is awesome. I have had a significant reduction in the amount of seeds that fall to my neighbor below and fall on my porch. So glad I found it when searching for a feeder.
June 14, 2014
The size is great!
I already own two 14-inch seed hoops, but the 24-inch size works better because it keeps so much more seed off the ground. It is also more stable because it has 6 hooks, and the birds use it as a second feeding platform. I use it under a mesh finch feeder as well as a regular one. You need to hang it about 8-10 inches under the feeder to make it really work. The extra string I wind around the hanging one, then cut off the excess and light a match to keep the ends from unraveling. I clean it every night and it's a breeze.
October 25, 2012
I like the seed hoop.
There was a learning curve in terms of dealing with the wind so I had to develop a weight system. Today we have 60 mph gusts and it is testing well. I took a length of lamp-hanging chain and placed it around the outer edges next to the rim. To hold it in place, one-inch cafe curtain hooks were attached to the six loops on the tray--the chain runs through the cafe hooks and the ends are joined with a twist tie. For additional stability, I have added a rock to the middle--it is about 4 inches in diameter and 1 ½ inches thick. (Smaller rocks tumbled off.)
The birds were spooked by the new hoop for a couple days, but they have all returned and now use it as a tray feeder as well. Thistle seed can be very messy, so I suspect the apartment dweller below me appreciates the reduced number of seeds landing on the ground.
April 14, 2014