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Brome 1016 Squirrel Buster Finch Feeder

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  • Squirrel-proof bird feeder holds 1.4 quarts of bird seed
  • Attracts a wide variety of both clinging and perching birds
  • Patented Seed Tube Ventilation System; negative grip tube
  • Place feeder just about anywhere; easy to fill and clean
  • Measures 4 by 4 by 20 inches; 2-year hassle-free warranty
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Product Description

Product Description

Feed thistle to your finches and goldfinches without squirrels pilfering the seed using the Brome Squirrel Buster Finch Feeder. This innovative feeder has a two year warranty against squirrel damage and offers a weight sensitive design crafted to deter larger animals without harming them. A metal mesh shroud surrounds the clear plastic seed tube, creating clinging areas for your birds. Perches at the four bottom ports offer a resting spot for birds, while the four upper ports are accessed by clinging onto the wire. When a larger animal, such as squirrel, lands on the feeder, the shroud lowers over the ports so they are not able to reach the seed. The design of the seed tube also features a ventilation system, which allows warm air and humidity to escape from holes at the top of the feeder, while fresh air enters through the seed ports. This keeps the thistle seed fresh, helping to attract more birds. The tube holds 2.1 pounds of thistle seed for a generous feeding station. A green, metal cap protects the seed from excess moisture and a wire hanger enables the unit to be hung from a bracket or branch. The "negative grip" cover on the hanger disallows squirrels from outsmarting the mechanism - they slip off rather than grabbing the hanging wire with their feet and reaching the seed with their front paws. Hang the feeder at least 16 inches away from a secure foothold for squirrels. Delight the finches in your area with this Squirrel Buster Finch Feeder.
There could be a tag on the top of the cover of the physical item that will bear model 1015 number because they are identical to what is used with the 1015 feeder, however the actual item is model 1016.

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Brome 1016 Squirrel Buster Finch
Squirrel-proof bird feeder holds 1.4 quarts of bird seed. view larger
Brome 1016 Squirrel Buster Finch
Attracts a wide variety of both clinging and perching birds. view larger
Brome 1016 Squirrel Buster Finch
Patented Seed Tube Ventilation System helps seed remain fresher and attracts more birds.
Brome 1016 Squirrel Buster Finch
Negative grip tube prevents squirrels from circumventing the closing mechanism.

Brome 1016 Squirrel Buster Finch

Equipped with patented Squirrel Buster technology, this Brome 1016 Squirrel Buster Finch feeder offers an innovative design that attracts birds while keeping squirrels at bay. The bird feeder holds 1.4 quarts of bird seed, whether it's Black Oil sunflower seed (a good all-round birdseed) or other seed blends specific to your area.

The squirrel-proof bird feeder attracts a wide variety of clinging and perching birds including the American Gold Finch, the Chickadee, the Indigo Bunting, and the Purple Finch. The unit features a specialized nyjer/mix feeder for high-quality performance, and its innovative design means that eight birds can feed at the same time.

Squirrel-Proof / Chew-Proof

Openings in the wire shroud align with seed ports and provide birds access to the seed. When a squirrel climbs onto the feeder, its weight automatically forces the shroud down, closing access to the seed ports. All squirrels and many large birds are blocked from accessing the food, but are not harmed in any way.

The Closing Mechanism

The spring mechanism is calibrated at the factory to close at 4 ounces (115 g). The smaller red squirrels, as well as the larger gray squirrels, are shut out at this setting.

Negative Grip Tube

The bird feeder features a negative grip tube that prevents squirrels from grabbing the wire hanger with their hind legs and hanging alongside the feeder, defeating the closing mechanism.

Seed-Level Indicator

The bottom of the yellow center post cap marks the maximum seed level. Filling past this mark will impede the shroud from closing. Do not fill past this mark.

Patented Seed Tube Ventilation System

Transparent seed tubes are like greenhouses; they trap solar energy. Traditional seed tube cover designs block the escape of heated air. The patented Seed Tube Ventilation System in the Squirrel Buster Finch permits humidity and warm air to escape through vents at the top of the feeder. The escaping air is replaced by fresh air entering through the seed ports. The result: seed remains fresher and attracts more birds.

Place the Feeder Almost Anywhere

Position your feeder just about anywhere--without having to worry about those pesky squirrels. Hang the Squirrel Buster Finch over a window, in a tree, on a deck or fence, in your garden, on the side of your house, from a rain gutter, or over sliding doors to get great close-up views of your favorite birds. The bird feeder hangs easily with the use of a wall bracket, extension hook, or branch hook (sold separately).

Easy to Fill and Clean

The Squirrel Buster Finch dismantles for convenient filling, and cleans up easily by hand. Do not put it in the dishwasher; it is not dishwasher-safe.

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Model 1024 1015 1057 1016 1052
Capacity 3 quarts 1.5 quarts 3/4 quart 1.5 quarts 3/4 quart of peanuts or nuggets
Squirrel Proof Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chew Proof Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Seed Saver Technology Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Weight Adjustable for Selective Feeding Yes - Yes - Yes
Seed Ventilation System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Detachable Component System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Easy to Clean Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
UV Stabilized Components Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RoxResin Components Yes - Yes - Yes
Unlimited Customer Care Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Product Information

Product Dimensions 4 x 4 x 20 inches
Item Weight 2.6 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Brome
ASIN B001WAL3WG
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Item model number 1016-V01
Customer Reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars 195 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #8,304 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)
#4 in Patio, Lawn & Garden > Outdoor Décor > Backyard Birding & Wildlife > Squirrels

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This feeder is a must for those with healthy populations of finches /and/ squirrels. The feeder itself is very well made of quality materials, from the calibrated moving metal squirrel baffle to the thick, UV-resistant tube and coated metal lid and perches. I also bought the larger "Squirrel Buster Plus" regular feeder through Amazon made by Brome and found it to be equally, if not even more, well made. Both are extremely effective: my neighborhood is older and ringed by dozens of mature Pin Oaks teeming with squirrels. They've had free run of my yard for years (the last owners were definitely not gardeners), pulling open suet cages, burying seeds and acorns everywhere, chattering madly at the dog... and then came the Brome feeders. Both are in easy reach of the ground, and the squirrels can climb the pole, but to no use: the baffles slide down every time and they get squat (instead of fat) from my feeders. Huzzah! I would use these feeders even if I didn't have squirrels, I like the dark green metal finish and slim construction, and I really like not needing extra feeder pole baffles, plastic cones, etc. to keep out the squirrels, who are back to their regular job of eating the seed that falls to the ground. :)

NOTE about shipping: this feeder was shipped "as is" in its original box, a shortcut that I did not appreciate. These feeders are pricey, as other reviewers have noted, and worth it, but they DO contain calibrated springs and moving parts, the product needs to be shipped inside a shipping box. The first Brome feeder I ordered was shipped properly, no idea why this one was not. Luckily it suffered no damage and is an outstanding product in action.
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This feeder works as described. The larger version with the "ring" around the base is great as well. The larger version cuts off the squirrels by pulling a sleeve downward over the seed access points. Blocking the access "doors" entirely precludes squirrels from bouncing the feeder and shaking free the seed. On THIS version, the classic, the deterring factor is a small mesh which is pulled down over the access doors instead of totally blocking them. A determined squirrel COULD bounce the heck out of this feeder and empty the seed to the ground below, whereas on the Plus model with cardinal rig, they CANNOT bounce it empty. However, If you read the instructions, there are clear guidelines for mounting the feeders. To properly hang the feeders, you cannot simply hang it directly from a hook: there must be an extension of some sort between the hook and the top of the feeder so as to increase the length "beyond squirrel-body length overall". Otherwise the squirrel hangs upside down, reaches inside the ports on either model and eats away. If you increase the length of the hanging section to 16 inches, as detailed in the instructions, the squirrel is too short to reach down the side and MUST climb onto the side which triggers the external mesh or sleeve to slide downward and deny access to the seed.
So, use a hangar extension between the feeder cable and the hook. For sale are Branch Hooks, Extension Hooks by the same company (Brome)
Secondly, don't hang this thing where Mr. Squirrel climbs the tree or pole and simply reaches across. You must ensure the horizontal distance between the pole and the feeder exceeds "arms length" for a squirrel, causing Mr. Squirrel to jump onto the feeder, and weight triggering the deterrent mesh device.
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Squirrels are absolutely baffled by this feeder! They scavenge under the feeder, but cannot get food FROM the feeder. I highly recommend this product.
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It's the best bird feeder I've ever had. My very voracious squirrels don't even bother with it; they are very smart and realized instantly that they couldn't feed from it or destroy it as they have everything else I ever put out for the birds.
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This an excellent feeder, it frustrates the hell out of the squirrels. I will never buy another brand !!
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Very well made product but there is nothing about the design to stop other birds from using it. After a few days the sparrows had taken it over making it hard for the finches to use. I previously had a finch feeder where birds had to eat upside down which in theory would prevent birds other than finches from using it since they were larger. This worked OK for a few years, but eventually the sparrows got used to eating this way an also took over the feeder. However, I just went back to this upside down feeder and shortened the perches a little and the sparrows can no longer use it leaving it all for the finches. Don't worry, I have a regular feeder for the sparrows and other birds.
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Seems to work great for me, I have a den tree loaded with squirrels and none have nosed around it as of one month of having the feeder. Is very easy to clean and fill. with this feeder, there is no need to completely tear apart to clean it. With other ones that I have owned, to clean them, it had to be torn completely apart to clean risking breaking a part and leaking when it rained. This Feeder is very simple to clean and fill. Top of line feeder, worth the price paid and looks 100 percent cooler then my old ones.
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