Reviewer: Susan Gates
These were as expected from the reviews. No problems. Finches love them and adapted quickly from the finch socks to these. No squirrel troubles either, which is a bonus. Good purchase!
I had a mesh bag Gold Finch feeder that I liked but was damaged by our cat. I wanted one that was more robust and cat proof. This one is certainly that. It looks great, clean and noble, and is very well designed.
I read some other reviews about birds not feeding on the metal tube feeder and was concerned it would happen to me. In order to mitigate the risk of this happening I had the metal tube feeder ready to go and had birds actively feeding on the mesh bag. I removed the mesh bag and replaced it quickly with the metal tube and walked away. The birds returned but were a little confused and reluctant for about 5 minutes. Then one of them figured out how to land on it and the rest followed. Now it's a scene of golden finches.
The nyger seed will fall through the holes a little bit on fill up until there's enough pressure from the weight of the seed to hold it in place. I would suggest filling it up over a cookie pan or large bowl to catch the fall out.