||Transparent window feeder attracts a variety of wild birds
||Clear weather-resistant polycarbonate construction
||Easy-fill sliding reservoir accepts any bird seed mix
Suction-mounts directly to your window for a clear view of feeding birds. Features protective overhang to keep
seeds dry, easy-fill sliding seed reservoir and weather-resistant polycarbonate construction. Attracts a variety of small songbirds such as chickadees, finches, and nuthatches. 3/4 quart capacity. 9-1/2" x 3-3/4" x 6-1/2" high. Lifetime guarantee.
Please click on "More Information" for parts list and assembly and filling instructions.
The Window Café will attract a variety of small songbirds such as chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, gold finches, and pine siskins.
- 1 Roof with 3 Suction Cups and Screws
- 1 Seed Hopper
- 1 Tray
Mounting and Filling your Feeder
The Window Café comes preassembled. It is easier to mount your feeder if you remove the hopper. While holding the roof, lift the hopper slightly (about 1/16") and gently slide it away from the roof.
Clean the windowpane surface with any good glass cleaner. Dry the window thoroughly.
Rub the Suction Cups' face with your thumb 15 - 20 times. This puts natural oils on the surface, which eliminates moisture and ensures proper adhesion to the glass.
Place the Roof section in desired area on the window. Place your thumbs on the screw heads and press feeder and cups against the glass, using a gentle circular motion to eliminate air pockets. Be sure the Roof is level from side to side. If it's not, the Feeder will hang crooked.
If you are not mounting the feeder for the first time, empty and if necessary, clean the hopper. Now fill the hopper with seed.
To Return the Hopper - Slide the locking buttons located on the two side panels of the hopper (top and back) along the two tracks on the underside of the roof. The locking buttons will go just beyond the tracks and fall into place.
Assembly and Disassembly
NOTE: It is not necessary to remove the tray unless you are cleaning your feeder thoroughly.
To Remove the Tray - Hold the Hopper fin in one hand and the tray in the other. Pull the parts away from one another until the tray pulls away from the hopper.
To Reassemble - Note that the tray has two protruding plastic "fins." The fins go on the window side. The pointed side of the hopper goes away from the window. Push the hopper and tray together until they snap into place.
Removing the Suction Cups
To remove the Roof for cleaning or to change your feeder's location, you have to break the suction on the cups. To do this, take a butter knife and carefully insert the point of the blade under the edge of the cup. Be careful not to cut the Suction Cup. Once the suction is broken, the cup can be removed.
Locate the feeder on a window that receives a good amount of sunlight, avoiding excessively windy locations. It is preferable to choose a window with nearby trees or bushes.
To attract birds to a newly placed feeder, scatter a few handfuls of seed on the windowsill and the ground under the window. Don't be discouraged if birds do not come to your feeder immediately, it may take them a few weeks to locate the feeder.
Selection of Food
Birds do have preferences - Fill your feeder with seeds that will attract the variety of birds you prefer. When in doubt, start with Black Oil Sunflower seed and modify the seed to suit your area. Sunflower seed is generally accepted as the best all-around food for attracting the largest variety of songbirds. An advantage of a hopper feeder such as the Window Café is that you can use any type of seed or seed mix.
The Window Café should be cleaned from time to time. Simply wash it in warm soapy water and rinse. If food becomes moldy, empty the seed and clean your feeder. NOTE: Never use an abrasive cleaner on clear plastics, as clarity will be destroyed.