This is one of my favorite go-to feeders for year-round use. It holds a full 6 pounds of seed and is easy to clean. It attracts a huge variety of birds with its six generous feeding ports. The 12-inch coated looped hanging cord does not rust and works with deck clamps, shepherd hooks, tree branches and more. As of 2021, the feeder costs under $12.00.
I have used these feeders for two years and I see little wear from sun and weather. The drainage trays are well constructed and help keeps seeds dry. The overhanging plastic roof provides limited protection from the elements.
The closing feature requires a little practice to get the roof to close snugly, but once you get the hang of it, you won’t have squirrels flipping up the top to rob you of your seeds. This feeder has a much better closing system than feeders than just rely on flimsy plastic tabs or easy-to-open flip tops.
You can fill this workhouse feeder with black oil sunflower seeds, safflower, cracked corn, and mixed seed varieties. As your feathered visitors stop by for a meal, the feeder may sway a bit causing some seed to fall away from the tray ports. Fear not! That will provide you with a nice way to view your ground feeding birds. Plan your housekeeping accordingly.
If you are just starting out as a birding enthusiast, pair up this feeder with a shepherd hook and some black oil sunflower seed to create a budget-friendly, bird feeding magnet!