Fantastic feeder! - Amazon Review September 18, 2012
Reviewer: Gaya Kingdom
I've tried many different types of feeders for my backyard bird-watching(living in the San Francisco Bay Area). None has worked better than this one. It almost immediately started attracting many different types of local birds I did not see before with other feeders, including my favorite blue birds. Birds apparently love to sit on its ringed perches. The entire structure is sturdy and steady. The metal quality has a good feel to it. I have two other types of feeders and use the same type of feeds. It is obvious that birds clearly prefer this feeder; some small birds often reluctantly go to other feeders when this one is occupied by bigger ones but quickly move onto this one once the bullies leave. Its shape, color also blends well into my backyard when I hang it on the tree. I use sunflower and safflower seeds mixed with some nuggets so that the screen size is appropriate for me. Like other reviewers pointed out, however, it loses some seeds whenever birds eat from it; it also cannot hold very small seeds unless perhaps mixed with big seeds. Seeds dropped on the ground however attract a different type of birds that love to eat from the ground in my backyard; therefore, I have no complaint.
Hour Glass Feeder - Amazon Review August 31, 2012
This feeder is exactly as advertised. The birds don't waste as many sunflower seeds with this feeder as they do with my other feeders where they can just flick a bunch of seeds out on the ground.