Birdscapes 367 Tulip Garden Lantern Bird Feeder
Both Charming & Fantastically Functional
This Birdscapes Tulip Garden Lantern Bird Feeder not only adds rustic charm to your outdoor decor, but it also attracts a wide variety of birds, including cardinals, chickadees, finches, grosbeaks, nuthatches, woodpeckers, and more. Made of durable metal with a brown powder-coated finish, this lovely lantern-shaped feeder features four sides, each with an arched, plastic, transparent window panel, which makes it easy to monitor seed levels at a glance. At the base of each window panel is a seed-dispensing port, and below that, a bird-preferred, U-shaped perch for comfortable access to the seed. A smartly curved metal top, complete with a decorative crowning piece, creates a cohesive and flattering finishing touch. This stylish feeder makes a wonderful addition to any personal collection and a thoughtful gift idea for that bird lover on your list.
Easy to Fill & Use
This Birdscapes Tulip Garden Lantern bird feeder holds up to 2.5 pounds of black oil sunflower seed, peanuts, fruit/nut combo, or mixed seed. This feeder's patented Sure-Lock cap system not only allows for quick, easy filling, but also makes it possible to lock the lid in place, helping to prevent squirrels from accessing the seed. After filling this bird feeder, simply hang it in the yard, and watch as your feathered friends swoop in to celebrate and feast.
Use the squirrel-resistant wire hanger to hang this feeder near a back deck, porch, patio, or a window overlooking a garden or landscaped area in your yard. Choose a location that not only provides a great view, but that is also bird friendly. Birds prefer an open space, so they can easily move from one feeding port to the next. They also like to be in a location that gets both sun and partial shade during the day. An ideal location will be between 5 and 8 feet off the ground and within 15 feet of nearby coverage, like bushes and shrubs, so birds feel safe and protected from predators.
Cleaning the Feeder
Keep this bird feeder clean and filled with fresh seed or feed to ensure happy birds and many return visits. Birdscapes recommends checking this bird feeder once a week for insects or mold and cleaning it every few weeks with a mild soap and water solution.
Wild Birds love:
- 4 seed-dispensing ports
- 4 comfortable U-shaped perches
- Fresh seed continuously
- Sure-Lock cap system to keep squirrels out
- Powder-coated rustic brown finish
- Pure enjoyment and relaxation watching wild birds feeding
- Measures 8 inches long by 8 inches wide by 10 inches high
- 2.5-pound seed capacity
- Use with black oil sunflower seed, peanuts, fruit/nut combo, or mixed seed
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are the most popular bird seeds to use?
A. Black Oil Sunflower Seed is the most popular bird seed. It is much smaller than the traditional sunflower seed and best for those birds with smaller bills, such as the sparrow, junco and goldfinch. This seed is accepted by the greatest variety of birds.
Mixed Seed is also popular. It is best to buy the mixes that contain white proso millet, a tiny cream colored seed with a shiny shell. Mixes containing finely cracked corn and black oil sunflower are also preferred by a large number of birds.
Nyger (Thistle Seed) is imported from Africa and Asia. Nyger won't germinate, however, it has a tendency to become moldy due to lack of air circulation. If you notice mold on the seed, it must be removed from the feeder and the feeder must be cleaned thoroughly.
Q. How do I clean my bird feeders?
A. Before filling your feeder with fresh seed, it is recommended that the following precautions are taken:
- Remove all old seed.
- Soak feeder in a light water/bleach solution (9 parts water to 1 part bleach).
- Scrub feeder and allow to air dry.
- Rake and remove accumulated hulls and droppings from underneath the feeders.
- Spread mulch (bark or wood) under the feeder, replace mulch when soiled.
- Thoroughly wash hands after handling and cleaning feeders.
Q. What is the importance of providing water for wild birds?
A. Wild birds need fresh, clean water just as much as they need seed. Birds stay healthy by using water not just for drinking, but also for bathing, cleaning their feathers and to remove parasites. Waterers are better options than bird baths because they provide birds with fresh, clean water that prevents dirt and debris from contaminating it. In hotter climates or seasons, providing water for birds makes it easy for them to have access to a water source and retain their energy. By adding a water source, you also can attract a larger variety of birds to your yard. You may even attract more colorful birds that don't eat seed, but are in need of water!
Accessorizing Your Seed Feeder
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Comparing Types of Seed Feeders
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|Type ||Tube Feeders ||Wood ||Triple Tube ||Sip and Seed ||Window Mount ||Squirrel Proof ||Lantern |
|Seed capacity ||1 lb. ||5 lbs. ||10 lbs. ||1.15 lbs. ||1 cup ||3.5 lbs. ||2 lbs. |
|Squirrel-proof mechanism || || || || || ||✓ || |
|Easy to clean ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ |
|2-in-1 ports ||✓ || ||✓ || || || || |
|Tray ||✓ || ||✓ ||✓ || || ||✓ |
|Perches included ||✓ || ||✓ || || ||✓ ||✓ |
|Can be pole mounted ||✓ || ||✓ || || || || |
|Plastic ||✓ || ||✓ || ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ |
|Glass || || || ||✓ || || || |
|Water component || || || ||✓ || || || |
|Suet component || ||✓ || || || || || |
|Number of feeding ports ||4 ||2 ||12 ||2 ||1 ||4 ||1 |
|Types of ports ||Metal ||Wood ||Plastic ||Plastic ||Plastic ||Metal ||Metal |
|Serves mixed seed ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ |
|Serves black oil sunflower seed ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ |
|Serves thistle ||✓ || ||✓ || ||✓ || || |