Reviewer: S. Lawson
I've had so many feeders through the years and learned the weaknesses of them all. Once my husband and I even made a feeder ourselves because we needed something large that would hold up better than all the crappy plastic stuff in the stores. What is great about this feeder? Just about everything. It holds a lot, so I don't have to refill that often. It contains NO plastic, which makes it very, very, very good. It collapses for storage. It can be cleaned in the dishwasher, which helps prevent disease among the bird population. The birds love it and seem to be able to get to most of the seed, so you don't have a bunch clumping up in hard to reach places.
I also like the bronze color, because it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb on the front of my condo. It's a little tricky to fill though. You really need 2 people because of how it collapses: 1 to hold up the feeder and another to pour. The tube down the center helps push the seed to the sides so the birds can eat it. It also seems to be squirrel-proof, so far. I've seen squirrels hang upside down on it to get seed that's in the tray, but they haven't got it open yet. The overhang also helps protect the seed from rain. I used a high-end blend of no-waste seed in it that doesn't contain millet, and it holds the seed well. I like it that there's never anything to clean up underneath. The squirrels, doves and chipmunks help with that too. If my opinion changes about its durability, washability, or squirrel-proof-ness, I'll update this review. But so far, I am loving this feeder. What a great product!!
Reviewer: Nancy C. De Young "darthmader"
Let me say I am the LEAST mechanical person on the planet....and this was a piece of cake.
Seems to have the squirrels unhappily confounded but keeps my grandson age 2 in hysterics as they lot attack after attack...resulting in some seeds spilled but not the destruction experienced with other feeders. They perch on branches and take a flying leap, swing, and fly off...slim pickens!
It will be easy to store in winter if it gets too icy...folds up like an accordion, so have found no flaws and it has been real entertainment! Get one and put it where you can watch...good for great laughs! It also attracts all sorts of beautiful birds!