Droll Yankees Finch Feeder Selection
Recent Customer Reviews - Droll Yankees Finch Feeder Selection
Tim C. from Lafayette, CA
Does a nice job at keeping out Squirrels - but long-beaked birds like Woodpeckers just laugh at this thing. They cling onto the side, stick their head in as far as they can and then use their long tongue to devour the food. What is needed is a cage that is more like 15-18" diameter. I would buy one in a flash.
Tim C. reviewed: Woodlink Caged Seed Tube Feeder
Janet W. from Athens Ga
Have to report that there is utter disappointment in the squirrel community now that I have replaced their favorite diner with the Whipper. I am saving so much $$ now! Well built, like all the Droll Yankee products, and easy to fill.
Janet W. reviewed: Droll Yankees Yankee Whipper Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder
David F. from Chicago, IL
This worked very well. Because it is an upside feeder the sparrows that normally bully all the other birds mostly leave it alone. It's also easy to maintain. Unfortunately I need to buy a new one because the plastic perches have been breaking off. I have not seen it happen, but I assume it is happening when there is wind and the feeder swings around. In any case, the finches are being progressively squeezed to fewer and fewer perches.
David F. reviewed: Perky Pet Upside Down Wild Finch Tube Feeder
Bridget L. from Gillette, NJ
Hi, I'm writing this review because I've contacted Birds Choice directly and have not heard back. First, the Birds Choice Classic bird feeder with Squirrel Baffle and Pole does exactly what it claims. Squirrels don't bother with it and all kinds of birds enjoy using it. In my yard, it is most popular with the finches because it is in a quiet area far away from a platform feeder that attracts larger, flocking birds like starlings and blackbirds. Mourning doves enjoy the seeds that fall to the ground. For me, it functions as a backup feeder that I don't have to fill everyday and gives me some peace of mind when I go away for the weekend. But, I wouldn't recommend having only one kind of feeder unless the only reason you are feeding birds is your own viewing pleasure. Now, for the bad. I just washed my feeder in dish soap and hot water and the finish came off. The green enamel is now dull and streaked. The feeder still works just fine, but looks terrible and since it was relatively expensive and is visible from my back patio where we entertain, I'm not happy about it. I don't care what my other feeders look like. I do remember this feeder came with unusual care instructions, but I can't find them now. Still, you should be able to wash a feeder with soap and water.
Bridget L. reviewed: Birds Choice Classic Bird Feeder with Built-In Squirrel Baffle and Pole - Green
Barbara M. from Doiuglasville, GA
It is fabulous. I have a hard time keeping it full but the squirrels can't get to it.
Barbara M. reviewed: Birds Choice Classic Bird Feeder with Built-In Squirrel Baffle and Pole - Green
More Information About Tube / Finch Feeders
- Tips To Protect Your Bird Feeder From Bears - With their persistent strength and keen smell, bears are a major menace to bird feeders. Here are some helpful tips for keeping bears away from your feeder.
- How To Clean Your Bird Feeder - Cleaning your bird feeder each month is vital to keeping wild birds safe from infection by salmonella and other bacteria. If you have a backyard bird feeder, here are some tips for cleaning it thoroughly.
- Five Inexpensive Ways To Squirrel Proof Your Bird Feeder - Squirrels can be a frustrating menace to any bird enthusiast by stealing food. Here are a few tips to squirrel-proof your birdfeeder.
- Main Types of Bird Feeders - brief description of the main types of bird feeders
- Attracting Finches - tips and tricks that you can use to attract finches to your finch bird feeder
- Video - Bird Man Mel's Attracting Goldfinches - great video with instructions on how to attract goldfinches to your back yard