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Perky-Pet® Fly Thru Wild Bird Feeder

model #: B00303
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Attracting and feeding wild birds. With the many openings on this feeder, you can watch a multitude of birds as they flock to enjoy a meal. The fly thru feature adds another bird feeding feature to this feeder. read full product details »  

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  Amazon Review 
Reviewer:

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 
Reviewer:

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!

  Amazon Review 
Reviewer:

This was the third bird feeder we have set up outside one of our dinning room windows. At first I was skeptical that birds would actually go inside of the little holes - but they do! I've seen many small birds inside pecking at the sunflower seeds this feeder is packed with.

We keep a small pair of binoculars on the table and its fun to watch the birds fly in and peck away. It also provides a bit of shelter for the birds when they are eating. The bigger birds, including a bright red Cardinals who visits regularly, use another of our feeders that they can better access so it's good to know our littler-feathered friends now have a place of their own, too. Before getting this Perky-Pet feeder I've seen larger birds shoo-shooing away the littler birds. Now they all have their place to eat in peace.

This bird feeder is well-made and easy to fill with seed and then hang. Two thumbs up from me!

  Amazon Review 
Reviewer:

This was the third bird feeder we have set up outside one of our dinning room windows. At first I was skeptical that birds would actually go inside of the little holes - but they do! I've seen many small birds inside pecking at the sunflower seeds this feeder is packed with.

We keep a small pair of binoculars on the table and its fun to watch the birds fly in and peck away. It also provides a bit of shelter for the birds when they are eating. The bigger birds, including a bright red Cardinals who visits regularly, use another of our feeders that they can better access so it's good to know our littler-feathered friends now have a place of their own, too. Before getting this Perky-Pet feeder I've seen larger birds shoo-shooing away the littler birds. Now they all have their place to eat in peace.

This bird feeder is well-made and easy to fill with seed and then hang. Two thumbs up from me!

  Amazon Review 
Reviewer:

We got this bird feeder because we are always looking for something new and different to attract wildlife to our back porch. The design is unlike any of our other bird feeders, and the requirement of filling it with only large seed (smaller seeds, and even large ones, fall right through) promised to attract a different sub set of birds than we are used to.

Filling is easy, as the top has just one button that frees it to slide along the hanger wire. Pouring in the black oil sunflower seeds was straightforward, but I recommend putting it on a flat solid surface to limit the amount of seed that falls out while filling. (There’s going to be a lot of leakage, anyway, so make sure you fill it outside in the vicinity of where it will be hung.) Once it was up, it was only a matter of a day or so before the birds found it and started using it. Lots of finches, grosbeaks, sparrows and cardinals use both of the fly through holes and the sides of the feeder. Mourning doves tend to hang out on the ground and eat what drops down. Several smaller birds spent many minutes sitting on the inside, eating. The most common behavior seems to be for the birds to sit in one of the holes and eat seeds from the outside of the feeder by sticking their head out. After two days, we noticed the birds came and went in waves based on our activity, however, this feeder attracts a lot of birds and has caused them to largely ignore our multi-seed feeder. The feeder was more than half empty in just three days. Also, I haven’t seen a single bird get caught or hung up in the feeder like other reviewers have mentioned.

Because this feeder is all metal, I expect it will last a good while. It is well designed, and visually interesting. It does dump a lot of seed during the filling process, but most feeders do. Based on the large number of birds it attracts and the overall ease of use, I give it a full five stars.

  Amazon Review 
Reviewer:

Obviously it is not squirrel proof - but still works great. The top lifts up easily to fill as opposed to some that are more troublesome to fill. The birds do hang out in it and on it - so that part is especially cool to watch. Only con is when you load it with the small black sunflower seeds, you will lose a few as they will fly out the sides etc - but will catch more than it loses, so no biggie. I would recommend it to anyone.

  Amazon Review 
Reviewer:

I got this bird feeder at the same time as a regular perch feeder (with a hood). I was able to put up the perch feeder right away because I had the right kind of seed for it but this feeder requires either sunflower seed or peanuts and I didn't have either to hand. We're fairly new to the neighborhood and the birds don't know our house yet despite having some window feeders up for several weeks. The perch feeder too has largely been ignored but within a day of putting this feeder up we had several varieties at the feeder including a red-headed woodpecker.

The construction is sturdy... the top lifts off so you can add more seed. I've seen perch in the fly-through areas staying out of the wind. We enjoy this feeder a lot and hope it attracts birds to our other (less well-used) feeders.

  Amazon Review 
Reviewer:

This is quite a unique and interesting feeder that adds a new dimension to bird watching.
Woodpeckers visit it often, feeding from the sides of the feeder, same as they do on trees.
But haven't seen any use the fly through feature yet.

It holds either sun flower seeds or peanuts. The mesh is fairly large ~ 1/4" squares,
so it won't hold black sunflower seeds, only gray.
Since the holes have to be large enough for the birds to pull the sunflower through,
some seeds fall through the mesh while filling.

I've found it beneficial to keep on hand an empty 40 to 50 lb bird food bag.
It's nice to sit a feeder in the empty bag while filling, to catch the spilled food.

The feeder is well constructed and holds 8 cups sunflowers seeds.
It's a very nice size, all metal mesh design 14" tall (6" locking hanger) 4" sq.
It has two round 'fly through' holes 2 5/8" dia. from one side
and two rectangle 'fly through' holes 2" x 3" from the other.

  Amazon Review, nice way to watch the birds 
Reviewer:

A really great bird feeder at a nice price. Cannot go wrong with this feeder, it attracts the birds well

  Amazon Review 
Reviewer:

This is a nice bird feeder, but you need to be aware what you're getting.

First of all, you can only fill this with fairly large feed, e.g. sunflower seeds or peanuts. Regular small-grain birdfeed will be too small and just pour through the holes.

Secondly, as the birds eat, lots of little bits of the feed (sunflower seed shells in my case) will fall down, so try to hang this above an area where you don't mind the mess. (I first had it on our patio, then moved it so it hangs above an area where plants and flowers grow so the little bits of food just hit the soil instead of junk up the patio).

As long as you're aware of these two facts, this bird feeder should work well for you. We have several birds who visit it regularly, and it's a lot of fun to see them sit inside the little "tunnels" and pick at the food.

  Amazon Review 
Reviewer:

I own several Perky Pet brand feeders and have enjoyed every one I have purchased. This one is made of metal mesh that the birds can ACTUALLY fly through or perch in the middle of. Sunflower seed is not the cheapest wild bird seed on the market as I use mostly chicken scratch grains and cracked corn.

This is a sturdy and very well-built bird feeder as is all of the Perky Pet brands.

Happy Feeding!

  Amazon Review 
Reviewer:

The Perky-Pet Fly Through Wild Bird Feeder is great too look at, and very functional. It is easy to fill, easy to use and great for birds of all types. The large holes are great for birds of all variety and size, and it is fun to watch them in action. All home gardens are not complete without the Perky-Pet Fly Through Wild Bird Feeder. Great job!!

  Amazon Review 
Reviewer:

When we first filled this feeder with sunflower seeds, it appeared that it might be difficult to keep them from coming through the wire but with just a bit of effort were able to keep them contained. It probably would not be a good feeder to use with smaller birdseed. The feeder is quite sturdy and well made. It is especially fun to watch our finches and other small birds peeking from the openings in the sides.

  Amazon Review 
Reviewer:

This is a stylish feeder that attracts birds. It looks great hanging from a tree in my backyard and I've enjoyed watching the birds feed from it - often, several at a time. Even though it's placed far from any tree limbs, the squirrels still figure out how to get to it. I like having squirrels in my backyard, so this doesn't bother me too much, but if you're looking for a squirrel-proof bird feeder, this isn't it.

  Amazon Review 
Reviewer:

This feeder is hugely popular with the birds in my neighborhood. Yes, you lose a bit of the 2 lbs of sunflower seeds when you fill it, but not enough for it to be a big problem. I just scoop it off the table and toss it in the top before I close the feeder. I haven't seen any birds "fly through" but we do have a shy cardinal that likes to sit inside and peek out at me as he's eating. Each time I fill the feeder I examine it for broken wires, places where the mesh looks like it could entangle a foot or beak, and can't find any. It helps that I've got it in a squirrel-resistant location. So long as it stays in good condition, I intend to keep using it because no other feeder I've used gets this level of bird activity. (Then again, I didn't fill the others with straight sunflower seeds, so there's that.)

  Amazon Review 
Reviewer:

Birds really seem to love this feeder, and when filled with black oil sunflower seeds it has visitors all day long. The feeder itself seems to have a sturdy construction. The little button clamp on the lid doesn't hold tight though, I've had a problem with squirrels, possums, and raccoon lifting the top up to access the seeds inside. Also this feeder is not rain friendly. It takes no time and very little rain for the seeds inside to get soaked, so it needs to be hung under an awning to keep the seeds from getting wet and molding.

  Amazon Review 
Reviewer:

No assembly required. It was very intuitive to open to add the seed. The only thing I had to get was a hook so that I could set it up in the yard. I've been meaning to get one anyways, so this wasn't a big deal for me.

I've noticed some birds checking it out and eating the seeds that have fallen through onto the ground. However, the smaller birds that would be able to actually fly through the feeder haven't returned yet. I'll update this review in the future with how it holds up through the summer.

In the meantime, it looks good and is a welcome addition to the yard.

  Amazon Review 
Reviewer:

This is a very different design in a seed feeder. The birds can go inside through one of the two tunnel levels. Whether inside or outside, they eat by pulling the seeds through the mesh. Because of the design, it will only work for sunflower seeds or shelled peanuts. We haven't tried the peanuts. Compared to other style feeders, I think a bit more seed ends up on the ground, which is not entirely bad, and some species prefer to feed on the ground. It is pretty easy to use, as the top lifts up easily for filling. You just press a button which releases it from the hanging cable and lets it slide up. All in all, not a bad feeder, and it is fun to watch the birds use it. I took away a star because the feeder is less versatile than those which use a regular seed mix.

  Amazon Review 
Reviewer:

This is a really nice looking bird feeder which looks great in the yard but will only hold sunflower seeds. We have a large population of squirrels around that really love the sunflower seeds, Since I live in an area with a lot of migratory birds, I was hoping to attract more than the local sparrows and finches. I did get quite a few crows and some doves, but it mostly enticed squirrels no matter where I hung it. Those stupid pest can get anywhere.

 

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