I like to feed the wild birds around the cottage, so I occasionally buy a bag or two of wildbird seed and throw some around the yard or in the feeder. The problem is, like most cottages, we have no shortage of squirrels, in our neck of the woods it’s red squrriels which are pretty determined and clever little critters. It doesn’t take long for them to find the bird seed and clean it up, so a bird feeder is in order. But not just any feeder, it has to be a squirrel proof feeder like the Squirrel Buster Plus Wild Bird Feeder.
This feeder has a “posigrip ring system” that has been specifically designed to attract cardinals. These popular winged friends have two very distinct features: small necks and big feet. They prefer gripping a thick textured perch and facing their food source directly. Apparently cardinals dislike turning their heads to feed….
The unique feeding system of the Squirrel Buster allows them to eat facing the seed while providing a secure and comfortable perch.
These “cardinal friendly” features combined with a bush level location make this feeder very inviting to cardinals. The seed ports close automatically when a squirrel climbs onto the feeder. This neat feeder has won Birdwatch America’s Best New Product Award. It has a seed capacity of 3 quarts.
The Squirrel Buster is truly squirrel proof! Here’s how it works. Openings in the shroud (bottom section of the feeder) align with seed ports and provide birds access to the seed. When a squirrel climbs onto the feeder, its weight automatically forces the shroud down and closes the seed ports. Squirrels and large birds are foiled but not harmed in any way.
It’s capable of handling high water temperatures and powerful dish detergents to clean and sanitize every bit of your feeder so you can put it in your dishwasher. Clean feeders are as important to wild birds as clean dishes are to humans. Wild bird safety is deadly serious business.
The thick perches and textured surfaces provide a secure and comfortable grip for birds. This feeder is not necessarily just for cardinals, the perches can be shortened to attract small birds such as chickadees and finches while deterring larger birds such as grackles and starlings. Perches can also be extended just enough to attract medium sized birds such as grosbeaks and woodpeckers.
The transparent bird feeder seed tubes are like greenhouses, they trap solar energy. The air in Squirrel Buster Plus rises and escapes through unique waterproof vents at the top of the feeder. The escaping heated air is replaced by fresh air entering the bottom of the tube through the seed ports. The birdseed remains fresher and attracts more birds. Damp and decaying seed decreases bird traffic and can spread disease.
The Squirrel Buster Plus Wild Bird Feeder is constructed of green powder-coated aluminum and the reservoir made of UV-stabilized polycarbonate plastic. It measures 22 by 6-1/2 by 6-1/2 inches.
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