My newest feeder is a Woodlink Squirrel-Proof Seed Tube Feeder in their Coppertop Tube Feeder Series. This one is bigger than the Nuttery Globe Seed Feeder, another cage-type feeder that I purchased a year ago. The Woodlink feeder measures 19” from the top of the extended hanging loop to the base (or 16.5” not including the loop.) It has six food ports instead of the four of the globe feeder. The tube that holds the seed is taller, although a little narrower. It holds a quart of seed. Because the feeder is fairly tall, I had to adjust my feeder pole using extensions. (Note: Feeder review follows extensions section.)
Last spring at about this same time, I had a flock of Common Grackles descend on my feeders. While I think they are smart birds with subtly beautiful feathers, I really don’t like their feeder behavior. They typically arrive in an aggressive group and push out the regular birds. They are very persistent about going after what they want and continue to hang around as long as they can get it. So this spring, I again had to make adjustments to get them to calm down.