Squirrel Buster Classic Bird Feeder Review

American Goldfinches on Squirrel Buster Classic Feeder
American Goldfinches on Squirrel Buster Classic Feeder

I’ve bought several bird feeders in the past several months. One of the more interesting is the Squirrel Buster Classic. I’d seen this feeder in stores before but always thought that its sister, the Squirrel Buster Plus, was a newer, better, bigger feeder and so never gave this one much thought. But this spring I took another look at it and have been using one in my yard for over a month. I’ve found that I really like it and so do the birds! Here is my review of this feeder.

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Erva’s Starling Proof Mealworm Feeder

Male Eastern Bluebird Inside Erva Mealworm Feeder
Male Eastern Bluebird Inside Erva Mealworm Feeder

After many weeks trying to offer dried mealworms to Eastern Bluebirds and Carolina Wrens, I finally have a winner, Erva’s Mealworm Feeder! I went through several trials to get there. First I tossed some into platform feeders. European Starlings (and a few Northern Mockingbirds) ate them all. Then I switched to a small Squirrel Buster Standard feeder. Starlings kept getting in even as I tried to retrofit it in endless ways to keep them out.

I finally gave in and purchased Erva’s Mealworm Feeder from Amazon, part of Erva’s “Starling Proof Feeder” series. (I couldn’t find this feeder locally.) After watching starlings repeatedly try and fail to get into this feeder, I am declaring it a success. They only get scraps around the edges. And with an easy tweak to the feeder, I can deny them even that!

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Woodlink Squirrel-Proof Seed Tube Feeder & Erva Feeder Pole Extensions Reviews

American Goldfinches Eating Sunflower in Woodlink Feeder
American Goldfinches Eating Sunflower in Woodlink Feeder

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.)

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