|Bird Type||Wild Bird, Bluebird, Woodpecker||Wild Bird||Finch, Wild Bird|
|Capacity (Max)||24-ounce||3-Ib||1.5 pounds|
This works well as a dispenser of sunflower seeds, but constructing the three perches is extremely difficult. The rubber stopper rings are too small for the plastic perches. I broke one perch trying to fit the stopper ring on.
I was disappointed because the rings that hold the perches in the feeder did not fit
The feeder comes with three perches and washers to secure the perches. The washers are the wrong size and are too small. So far, great for clinging birds and squirrels, but the perching birds are struggling.
Cannot put perches in. Washers are given to add once perches are in. But the washers don’t fit so the perches are useless
Plastic pegs snapped while trying to insert, no difficult for birds to feed from.
Easy to assemble, blends well - not an eye sore and so far the squirrels are leaving it alone.
I rate this with 4 stars. I find this feeder handy. Squirrels eat some of the nuggets (not much). They struggle to get the food out. I like squirrels but I would rather they are they stay in my neighbors yard. SO...my problem is: the little pegs the birds perch on lose the retaining rings and then the pegs dissappear somehow. I'd like replacement rings to hold the pegs in correct place.
Pros: mostly holds the C&S suet nuggets. Cons: I have tiny and gimpy hands but twice while holding this feeder I have accidentally squished it, denting the cylinder. The lid is not actually threaded on the bale handle and can come off and be lost. The holes are so large that if the suet nuggets are crumbly they will mostly just fall out of the feeder. There is also no drainage or easy way to clean the bottom of the feeder, so a layer of suet gunk can build up and mold. Also, the bully birds like starlings and sparrows love this feeder and will eat the entire contents inside of a day or two.
I use these for my homemade suet for the birds. The birds like the homemade stuff much better than anything I've bought, and when I put it in these, the squirrels can't get to it either! I've got 8 of these...4 to hang out, and 4 to wash and refill. Works great.
I have 2 of these feeders, & I like them a lot. I’ve had better success with the balls versus the cakes. Mainly woodpeckers but I’ve seen Eastern Bluebirds & a few other friends enjoying them.