Brome Squirrel Buster Classic has great reviews
Finding a bird feeder that won't attract and feed squirrels is difficult. The bird feeder in my daughter's back yard constantly has squirrels around it and believe me, there are a lot of squirrels in Boston. I'm not bothered by squirrles here in the wilds of Northern California. They don't have an easy life and furthermore, I have a dog and two cats. These pets are well fed and rather lazy, being old, so they are quite content to sit and watch the birds at the bird feeder, which keeps squirrels away, but the birds soon realize they have nothing to fear.
The Squirrel Buster Classic has openings in the wire grid that align with the seed ports and provide birds access to the seed. When a squirrel climbs onto the feeder, its weight automatically forces the grid down, closing access to the seed ports. Squirrels and many large birds are foiled but not harmed in any way. This bird feeder has two downsides. One is that it is a little pricey; the other is that it shuts down not just for squirrels but also for large birds. If you really want a cardinal or larger bird to feed at the feeder, there is another model, the 1024 which has a cardinal perch on it.
The reviews of this feeder are positive. They say it is easy to clean and that the birds love it and that it does shut down, as promised, when a squirrel tries to eat out of it. I don't think there is any bird feeder, no matter how strategically made, that can keep the seed from falling on the ground where the squirrels can get it. Only the cat and dog can keep a squirrel away from such an inviting meal. If you have found such a bird feeder, let us know and we'll rejoice and spread the word!
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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at April 21, 2010 8:50 AM