Amazon Review, Quality March 27, 2014
Reviewer: G. Little
This is very stable. The birds can get up in here and stay out of the rain. Sometimes the larger birds have trouble with other feeder's perches not being large enough, but this one is. It is good construction.
Amazon Review March 22, 2014
Reviewer: D. Blankenship
This is one of those feeders that I would almost classify as a "specialty feeder;" by that I mead a feeder that needs to be placed and used in a specific sort of location with specific requirements.
This dish feeder can be extremely effective if you hang it in a protected area as the wind does indeed interfere with its performance. We hung ours in an alcove under the eves of our house which can been view through a window but is very protected from the prevailing winds. We have had no problems with the hood flopping about or becoming displaced.
Now this thing IS NOT squirrel proof but is squirrel resistant. If you hang this thing near a handy branch of a tree, near a post or anything else a squirrel can climb, then they will simply do a lateral jump and have free access until the seeds run dry. Hanging our where we have we have had no problems and the hood efficiently dumps the greedy little critters on the ground which is sort of funny to watch.
This unit does not hold all that much food which should be considered before purchase. It is fine in our case as we use it with over 25 other feeding stations about the place. The grate is effective but should be cleaned once a week just like any other feeder even if you don't have moldy food in it. Clean feeders help keep strong birds around.
It took several days for the birds to get use to this thing but once they did they use it as freely as any other feeder we have.
All in all we are quite happy with this thing. It is quite attractive and pleasing to they eye.