Tucson Bird Designs Songbird Platform Bird Feeder
About This Item
- Platform feeder is constructed of durable and attractive cedar wood.
- Features a dove and pigeon-proof mesh made of vinyl-coated steel. This feeder is not squirrel proof—to protect your bird feeders from squirrels, please use baffles or domes.
- Easy to clean—since this feeder does not come apart, all you have to do is spray, the feeder with a high-pressure hose. The double screen bottom of the feeder allows it to dry quickly. It's also recommended to spray with a weak vinegar solution and rinse excessively to help disinfect as needed.
- Holds approximately 4 pounds of your preferred feed blend.
- Use of all-seed blends is recommended for this feeder since songbirds usually avoid grains like corn, wheat and milo.
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Only had a few days
This item is well made but in being in touch with the nature of my yard & from reading other reviews, I made a couple of "upgrades" to this feeder before putting it out. At first I had left the larger entrance ports open. I had starlings in it the first 1/2 hour it was out (this was the main reason for my purchase). Full disclosure... I knew this was a possibilty... a chance that I took. I had to close off the larger holes in the cage to prevent starling invasion & I added metal screening (the kind used over house vents to keep intruders out) to the bottom so that the screen could not be chewed through by squirrels. The small birds immediately went into this feeder. I have seen birds the size of a tufted titmouse go in easily with room to spare... so I'm keeping hope that a bit larger birds will feel left out & go in feeder. For the life of me, I cannot figure out why this feeder was not made to open. Big downside! It looks like it would've been easy enough to do from the onstart of construction of the box & not as easy to reconfigure now. I have not ruled out doing that in the future, though. I'd like to be able to actually put a dish with suet or whatever inside. Overall, I would recommend this feeder. I've only had it outside for a week or so, but with these couple of things done, I'll say that I like it. I might change my mind when I go to clean it for the first time.
The Finches love this feeder. Sadly, the Cardinals have yet to go near it. I purchased it for the Cardinals, hoping for Buntings and such also, but to keep out the Starlings. Well, no Starlings have gotten in it. I remain hopeful.
great Bluebird feeder
I am buying my second feeder for my Dad. I wrap a bungie cord around its middle to block the four larger holes and only a juvenile starling can get in-but rarely. I use this as a bluebird feeder and the bluebirds come in droves because I put mealworms in this feeder. Two will drop in and eat together. I also get other small birds. I have so many starlings that I have to reserve a feeder for the bluebirds.
My favorite bird feeder
I just love this feeder. Ok here's a real break down of this feeder. For the first few days the birds were cautious only landing on the top of the feeder. I added some twigs to the sides to give them a landing spot, now they constantly go in and out. Smaller birds drop in right through the top. My platform feeders gets hundreds of Starlings all day. This feeder only about 5-10 Starlings get in per day. They can barely squeeze through most won't even try. It completely keeps out all morning doves. All my song birds including cardinals enter it. I have yet to see a blue jay go in even if shelled peanuts are in there. They look in at the peanut and may put there heads in but never go completely in. Starlings will put their heads in but like I said most will not go in. I would say it's 200-2 Starlings odds, regular platform feeder vs this caged feeder. My platform feeders are empty every day, but this feeder always has some left over at the end of the day because it's mostly only smaller birds eating from it. Would be nice if the top was removable and not stabled down. It would make cleaning a lot easier.
I bought this a while back but only recently put it out. It worked pretty well initially. A week into using it the squirrels have chewed multiple holes in the bottom of it. For the price I paid I thought it would hold up a while longer. Sadly it's useless.
How to make the feeder squirrel proof
This is a very nice feeder. However, squirrels chewed through the fine mesh to get to the food. I screwed to the bottom of the feeder a plate of aluminum that had holes with a British flag pattern. The squirrels can't chew through the bottom of the feeder....AND the starlings are foiled as well.
way to feed wanted song birds
I actually got this feeder because it doesn't allow bigger starlings or crows get thru the wire opening . I also modified it with chicken wire that allow song birds and eastern bluebirds to eat the meal worms instead of the larger more aggresive type birds wasting or hogging the bird seed and worms
So far haven’t figured it out
My cardinals have been trying to figure out how to get in but no success. I’m going to try, as someone suggested, putting small screws for the cardinals to land on and see if that works.
Good news / bad news
Good news = the squirrels can't get in. Bad news = the birds haven't figured it out yet. How it's working right now is, the squirrels crawl all over it and as it swings around, some seeds fall on the ground and the sparrows are all over the ground eating up.
This seems to be well made and is nice looking, but is useless as far as I can tell. I had this up for a month and no birds used it and all food was still inside. We have a ton of wild birds that visit our other feeders but they avoided this one. Additionally, there is no way to easily clean it out as it can't be opened. This was not cheap and a complete waste of my money. Hope I can get a return label for this so i can send back.