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Birdscapes 736 Upside Down Goldfinch Feeder
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- Patented Upside Down feeding stations designed to allow goldfinches to feed undisturbed by other birds
- Attractive metal top, port bands and perches
- An upscale design, with metal bands adorning its tube
- Generous 3 pound thistle/finch mix seed capacity
- Includes weather resistant cap and feeding tube
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|Item Dimensions||17.66 x 17.37 x 9.39 inches|
|Item Weight||1.79 pounds|
|Manufacturer Part Number||JEN-1427|
|Shipping Weight||1.8 pounds|
|Special Size Type||8.5W x 8.5D x 15.97H in.|
Top Customer Reviews
Con: Separation of the feed ports is insufficient - house finches can stand on the lower perch and stretch to reach the upper port. Needs only another inch spacing at each level. I put duct tape over the upper ports but this decreases feeding capacity by one third.
As others have noted, the feeder comes with a wide base that non-goldfinch species can perch on and stuff their beaks. Easy to remove by unscrewing the machine screws that hold it on. Not clear why the maker bothered with this addition.
Unless your house finches are really stupid, some of them will figure out how to copy the goldfinches or will cling to the edge of the metal trim. No perfect solutions!
Squirrels have no interest in niger, but the mixes that include other seeds will attract squirrels and they will do their best to destroy the feeder.
Generally, a decent value for the money.
On the plus side, the roof helps keep the seed dry, and the base, which would have been more useful if larger and concave (it is small and flat), catches some of the spilled seed, and the goldfinches eat it there. I didn't remove the base, as other reviewers have done, because this feeder's only pests -- house finches and sparrows -- can still sit on a perch and reach a hole above, so I left the base on to catch some seed.
The good news is that house finches and sparrows prefer black-oil sunflower to thistle. As long as my sunflower feeders are not close to this feeder (mine are about 15 feet away) and have ample seed in them, the house finches and sparrows invariably go for the sunflower and ignore the thistle feeder, where they have to work a little harder anyway to reach up and take seed. And the goldfinches DO catch on to the upside-down thing right away; they often eat upside-down on garden plants, so they have no problem with an upside-down feeder.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this feeder in August 2015. At first, I loved it. I haven't had it a year and it is coming apart & rusting. The seed becomes wet so I put a large feeder cover over it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. A. Neal
Terrible design. supposed to stop birds that cannot feed upside down from using, not so. The bird stands on lower peg and feeds from hole for upper peg, the pegs are much too close... Read morePublished 2 months ago by tom
Have had this feeder up for months now and not even one bird has been on it, even though we have numerous finches feeding at the other feeders. This was a real waste of money.Published 3 months ago by Carol Annette
Cute, but failed after 18 months! Squirrel chewed bottom hole in between metal guards. Now all the thistle seed falls out. Read morePublished 3 months ago by beverly M.
Like it but haven't seen any goldfinches since I got it. Saw a few when I ordered it! LOL. Thanks for the quick service.Published 3 months ago by bluelagoon616
Attractive, but allows undesirable birds to feed from it. Also found that seed gets wet frequently. Read morePublished 4 months ago by You know who.
Take the bottom off as other reviewers have suggested and then this becomes a great upside down thistle feeder. Great that the feeder slots are reinforced. Worth the money.Published 5 months ago by Gregg S. Greene