CAGED BIRD FEEDER

FOR SALE CAGED BARREL SEED FEEDER FOR GARDEN BIRDS

This hanging bird feeder is –

  • 12 inches tall
  • Holds about 600 g of seed
  • hangs freely from branches or a hook

This robust bird feeder has a

  • large central food holder
  • frame that deters squirrels and larger birds and so allows smaller birds to feed easily. 

caged barrel seed feeder

This ‘birdcage’ style feeder lets small garden birds slip through the bars to feed.

It is –

  • Functional
  • strong – the top, bars and base are netal
  • easy to fill

Metal bars keeps squirrels out which is one reason I invested in this feeder.  It also keeps large birds out such as pigeons.

It will last years and is ideal for attracting small birds.

The feed tube in the centre is surrounded and protected by a metal roof, bars and base.

  • Feed tray at the base of the feeder
  • The clear plastic tube lets bird seed flow into the tray.
  • There are drainage holes in the tray.

bird seed flows from the base of the feeder

 

  • The lock-on lid which is chained on keeps squirrels out and yet is easy for me to fill.

 chained lid on the seed feeder

  • The clear plastic feed tube has one opening at the base of the feeder.  This means the whole transparant feed tube will keep the seed dry.

RESULT / HOW I TESTED THIS HANGING BARREL SEED FEEDER –

I hung this bird feeder from a branch on a tree.  It was sheltered from the bad weather and a variety of birds used it

Unfortunately larger birds such as crows and rooks used it as well. A black agile crow clung to a branch, stretched its body out and put its beak through the bars.  It managed to get at the feed.  For this reason I had to move it to an open position

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Produced in China – it would be nice if we could produce something similar here in Britain.  I’m sure there’s such a lot of people who have the knowledge.

2 thoughts on “CAGED BIRD FEEDER

  1. TopVeg

    Hi Trish

    Good to find a bird feeder which is tough enough to beat the squirrels. They have completely wrecked our feeders.
    It is annoying when you get birds you don’t want eating all the bird feed – we get a lot of starlings – but I suppose we must learn to like them all!
    Your blog looks great
    TopVeg

  2. Trisha

    Hi Top veg, Glad you like birdtablenews. Grey squirrels can be a problem. It seems there is a disease called squirrelpox that grey squirrels give to red squirrels. Squirrel pox does not bother grey squirrels but it kills red squirrels. It is a problem.

    By the way, last year I asked your advice about stopping rabbits eating the greens through the mesh we put over the veg. You suggested rabbit netting round the garden. I think we are going to try this. We are thinking of putting rabbit netting along the hedge that borders a field. Hope that keeps them out and keeps my lettuce and veg growing. Trisha

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