The Droll Yankees Flipper is perhaps the most popular bird feeder in the market and for good reason. Among other great features, it has a state of the art squirrel proof system that flips squirrels off! All the metal components of the Yankee Flipper, including the top cap, the perches, and the ring system are colored a forest green, so the feeder blends in perfectly with your garden or backyard.
The Flipper wins every time without any harm to the squirrels, and I have to admit, I still get a laugh at the way the squirrels go flying every time they try and hold on. This is by far the best anti-squirrel proof Droll Yankees bird feeder
Let’s take a closer look at how exactly this Droll Yankees Flipper works:
Features of Droll Yankees YF Flipper 4-Port Hanging Bird Feeder
Feeder type: The flipper is a tube feeder and can hold a whopping 5 pounds of seed. It four ¾ inches in diameter, which is more than wide enough to for any squirrel to get’s its arms around. The length of the tube is 21 inches from cap to perch, which is again in keeping with trumping any squirrel that attempts to get to the seed while hanging from the top. The metal cap at the top fits on tight enough to prevent even the herculean squirrel from prying it open!
Durability and Finishing: The transparent tube is made of UV-stabilized polycarbonate which is really strong and is sure to keep the feeder intact for several years. The tube is also upgraded with a micro ban antimicrobial technology which fights and prevents the growth of any bacteria or mold on the seed and thus enhances the performance of the feeder while also keeping your birds healthy and safe. This tube feeder is a hanging feeder and comes with a stainless steel lopped wire which is ‘chew-resistant’ and will not rust for a very long time.
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Droll Yankees YF Flipper 4-Port Hanging Bird Feeder is one of the most popular squirrel proof bird feeders on the market today. It has unique and an extremely method of keeping squirrels away……….
Seed Dispensing: The Yankees Flipper tube feeder has an internal baffle system, which ensures that the seed flows automatically to the four feeding ports without any effort or shaking on your part.
Squirrel Proof: The flipping mechanism is what truly sets this feeder apart and is the reason for the feeders’ popularity. The weight activated perch and ring system are powered by long-lasting, rechargeable ni-cad battery. The perch is perfectly calibrated to support the weight of several song birds, including heavier birds such as woodpeckers and cardinals, but is set off as soon as a squirrel jumps on. Everytime a squirrel jumps on, the ring spins and off go’s the squirrel. Don’t worry; it is completely harmless and in my opinion I think some squirrels even enjoy the ride!
Seed choices: Sunflower, Safflower, Kernels, cracked corn, peanuts and seed mix all works well for this tube feeder.
Cleaning: Although the feeder’s micro ban system does a lot of the job, it is still important to take each component and clean it in a half/half solution of white vinegar and water, as prescribed by Droll Yankees to keep your feeder disease free.
Warranty: As with all products, Droll Yankees provides a life time warranty on all components and a one-year warranty on the electronic components of this particular 4-Port Flipper wild bird feeder.
This feeder has been one of the key feeders in my squirrel proof bird feeder arsenal. I simply love this feeder. It does exactly what it promises, and the best part is the warranty, which covers all damages. This is great because with all the squirrels jumping on the ring system, it does tend to get a little shaky and needs replacement from time to time. However, if you place the feeder well away from trees and bushes, you can get a whole lot more out of this feeder.