Amazon Review April 14, 2014
Reviewer: Mary Jo DiBella
This bird feeder holds sunflower seeds. I put almost a whole 5 pound bag in mine. The birds cling to the outside and pull out the seeds through the mesh, or they go inside the holes and pull from there. It is a lot of fun to watch.
My cats love sitting in the window and cussing at the birds in 'their yard'.
Amazon Review April 07, 2014
Reviewer: T. Dunlap
I replaced a very unpopular tube feeder that held sunflower seeds with the Perky-Pet Fly-Through Feeder and within 30 minutes I had birds visiting. From that point on, it has been the most popular feeder in our backyard, All types of birds visit - from chickadees and other clinging birds to the occasional cardinal and blue jay. The clinging type birds seem to love being able to chose where to eat - inside or out. If inside, they seem to enjoy being able to pick seeds from all the sides as well as top and bottom. It creates a "room" of sunflower seeds that seems to really enamor some of the birds. The cardinals will go inside the square hole and then eat inside or reach outside while sitting on the sill and having a leisurely dinner while being protected.
The feeder is sturdy enough to hold up to starling and grackle abuse when they came through, unlike my other feeders. This one is tough and seems decently constructed. I have not found any problems with wires sticking out or sharp edges and no birds have had any problems with the holes or getting caught.
This feeder has been a real joy to watch. It is very rare to see the feeder with no birds on it. Usually there is between 4-6 at a time and they have made for some comical entertainment at times. We use black oil sunflower seeds in this feeder and have not seen any real waste. Some does fall through but those are found by the ground seed eaters, so nothing really goes to waste.
We are very pleased with this feeder!