I have had this bird feeder for about two years now. I have used it with and without the seed tray. It is as good today as it was when I bought it.
It has stood the test of time and I am sure there must be many satisfied customers.
This feeder is squirrel resistant.
The Droll Yankee bird feeder it is a hanging feeder with a strong alloy top, base and feeding ports.
The hook for hanging is sturdy
All the feed flows to the feeding ports. The feeding ports are well designed to protect the bird seed from the rain.
It has a screw on base where a seed tray could be used.
Below are two photographs taken last year when I used the seed tray. It was very useful to have. Because of squirrels and crows balancing on the seed tray and getting all the food I had to take it off.
The Droll Yankee Seed Feeder is sturdily built and will last a long time.
I dropped it once (without the seed tray) and the onl y hing that broke was one of the bottom perches at the feeder port.
In torrential rain the feeder portholes do, of course, get wet and seed can clog the portholes.
I have taken this feeder for granted over the years. It is one of the feeders that I fill up every day – sometimes twice a day.
I have hung this feeder in various places in my garden over the years and have fed a lot of birds from it in spring, summer, autumn and winter. At the present moment I am putting a general food mix into the feeder.
This feeder would suit someone who is starting out feeding birds as well as the seasoned bird feeder. Using a good bird seed mix will attract a variety of birds.
I have seen sparrows, chaffinches and blue tits near the fence, queuing to feed from this feeder while other birds are perched on it and feasting.
I would recommend this bird feeder