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Droll Yankee DCF Dorothys Cardinal Feeder
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- Droll Yankees Dorothy's Cardinal Feeder is a versatile platform feeder that can be hung or polemounted
- The 15" dome can be lowered to exclude large birds and protect the seed from weather
- The 13" diameter platform holds a quart of seed
- The feeding platform can also be used for suet or fruit
- Great gift idea
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|Item Dimensions||18 x 12 x 12 inches|
|Item Weight||5 pounds|
|Manufacturer Part Number||DCF|
|Shipping Weight||5 pounds|
|Special Size Type||15 Inch|
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Droll Yankees Dorothy's Cardinal Feeder is a versatile platform feeder that can be hung or polemounted. The 15" dome can be lowered to exclude large birds and protect the seed from weather. The 13" diameter platform holds a quart of seed, but will also accommodate suet or fruit.
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In short, the feeder works like I hoped that it would and I'm entirely satisfied with it.
The feeder does not have a lot of nooks and crannies so it's easy to clean and also unlike those tube feeders, a bird could not get its head stuck or something like that.
This feeder is still going strong. And apparently the pricing is going strong as well as it's climbed back up into the stratosphere. I'm going to look at the pricing pragmatically, as the feeder has served me and the birds very well for over 5 years. At $50 it cost me ten bucks of trouble free birding feeding a year. That's acceptable, but it's still a lot. BTW, mine is pole mounted on a piece of 1/2" thinwall conduit with a threaded electrical box fitting on the end onto which you thread the feeder base. It'd be quite difficult for many birds to get into this thing during windy weather, and our location is generally windy.
I'm going to get another one of these and abandon the perch style feeders altogether, with the single exception of the nyjer feeder. Squirrels? We have a pair of Havanese. If there's a squirrel in the feeder it won't be for long. The 'game' is actually entertaining. "Squirrel!" And a pair of dogs are flying out the dog door.
I purchased one of these during the summer of 2010. It does what it's supposed to do well enough, which is allow cardinals to feed easily. Don't expect it to keep out the grackles and jays...it won't. They are clever and persistent birds and if they want to get at something they'll find a way. You can set the dome pretty low and the chickadees and cardinals will have no trouble getting in. Lower it a little bit at a time so they can get used to it. I had no trouble with it keeping out rain and snow when the dome was set low enough. You will have to set the dome considerably lower than what you see in the picture.
If you mount it on a threaded pole smear a coat of vaseline on the pole to help keep the squirrels out. I smear a coat of vaseline on all my bird feeder poles and the squirrels give up trying. I didn't have to repeat applying the vaseline unless new squirrels moved in. Once they realized they couldn't climb the pole they gave up completely. They didn't seem to like vaseline on their feet.
There is one thing I definitely don't like about this feeder...it is grossly overpriced. I think $30 is a good price for this product.
Follow-up over a year later:
Ha! I see the price for this item has been reduced to below $30. At that price I now give it 5 stars.
I also have to add that one of the young squirrels that lives here doesn't seem to mind the vaseline on the feeder pole during the cold months when the vaseline is stiff and not slippery. She climbs the feeder pole and wriggles her way past the small feeder opening. I'll have to put up a squirrel guard for that. The feeder is still extremely effective at keeping out grackles and that's my major plus for it. BTW, those clever blue jays will still be able to get in. This is far better than an ordinary platform feeder...no contest.