Woodstream wild bird feeders come in a variety of sizes, shapes, finishes, and perch options. This Tube bird feeder has a striking copper finish, handsome bell-shaped lid, and patented sure-Lock cap system designed to keep squirrels out. It features a perch that encircles the base and allows birds to feed on multiple angles.
Copper finish: It is very well finished, and birds love this feeder. Another very neat feature is the small button on the beautifully polished copper top which you push and hold to lift off the top and once filled, slide the top back down securely on the plastic portion to lock it.
Feeder Design: The circular design accommodates many birds and allows them to feed at the same time from different angles. The Tube is a clear canister which allows you to check the level of seed at a glance. The base can hold up to 2 pounds of a variety of seeds. It is also a really clever design as the seeds will automatically stop dispensing when the tray is full to avoid spillages and waste.
Sure-lock cap system: This ensures that when the lid is closed it locks into place meaning squirrels cannot get at the seeds that were meant for the birds.
Dimensions: 8L x 8W x 9H inches. It is a good size and can be placed almost anywhere.
Current Price: $$
The circular design accommodates many birds and allows them to feed at the same time from different angles. The Tube is a clear canister which allows you to check the level of seed at a glance……
Copper finish: Although it is pleasing to the eye, the metal begins to rust quickly and does not hold up well under bad weather conditions.
Squirrels: The feeder is not a 100% effective. Squirrels are extremely ingenious and persistent, and I have seen them get into this feeder on more than one occasion.
Feeder design: The perch is quite small and cannot accommodate large bird species such nut hatchers and chickadees. Also, there are too many holes for the drainage.
A Tip to keep the Squirrels Away
Even though this doesn’t have a great defense mechanism against squirrels, you don’t have to worry. A great measure to take is taken mix Cayenne pepper in with your seeds, and the squirrels will think twice before returning to your feeder. I’ve seen a squirrel hit one of my feeders, who got a whiff of the pepper, rubbing his head on the grass trying to relieve his ‘burn.’ It doesn’t hurt the squirrel, but he’s finished with your feeder (he’ll tell his friends) and it’s good for the birds, who don’t seem to mind the pepper at all.