Squirrels are a constant source of annoyance to those kind souls trying to care for hungry birds. Most feeders cannot foil squirrels effectively. These feeders are an exception.
The perch is attached to a weight-activated door that closes over the seed ports when anything too heavy arrives for a visit. The adjustable spring mechanism can be set to accommodate various weights, in order to discourage heavy birds such as grackles, while leaving songbirds free to enjoy their dinner. The lid locks shut when in the closed position to keep critters out. A seed-saver baffle reduces seed spilling and waste. Squirrels* get frustrated with this feeder and often give up trying to find a way to dine.
With a powder-coated, galvanized steel body, this durable feeder is available in a single-sided and a double-sided version. Both measure 14-1/2" x 12" x 9" high and can be hung or pole-mounted with the included wire hanger and 5' pole (hardware included for both). The single-sided version holds 2-1/2 gallons of seed while the double-sided version holds 2 gallons.
Made in USA.
* Effective against black squirrels. Immature red squirrels can sometimes gain access due to their size.
The Single-Sided Squirrel-Resistant Feeder is no longer available.