Squirrels are a constant source of annoyance to those kind souls trying to care for hungry birds. Most feeders cannot foil squirrels effectively. This feeder is 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, the durable feeder measures 14 1/2" × 12" × 9" high and holds 2 gallons of seed. It can be hung with the included wire hanger or mounted on the included 5' pole (hardware included).
Made in USA.
* Effective against black squirrels. Immature red squirrels can sometimes gain access due to their size.
The National Audubon Society gives these tips to help stop the spread of bird diseases such as avian flu. Clean feeders and bird baths with a solution of nine parts water to one part bleach every two weeks. Use multiple feeders to make it easier for birds to feed at a distance from each other, and remove feces and seed casings from below feeders regularly.