Ring Pull Bird Feeder
Loads of bird feeders look great when you first get them, but within a few weeks or months, the rust is showing and the joints are going. Not this one. Within a couple of days of first putting this up in my Somerset garden, virtually every greenfinch in the neighbourhood was feasting on the huskless seed mix (also from Jacobi Jayne) that I had filled it with. Whilst on the subject, filling the feeder is easy with the specially designed hopper / funnel, with no spills and just the right amount delivered with a single scoop. The optional tray beneath the feeder catches a lot of the spill that comes as a result of the birds feeding, and the whole build is rugged and resilient to all weathers.
But perhaps the real stroke of genius is the ring pull design, which with a single movement allows the entire feeder to come apart, and offer easy access for cleaning the seed hopper and perches. With an alarming number of viruses knocking around which can severely affect a number of bird species (especially greenfinches at the moment), feeder cleanliness is essential.
You can use these feeders hanging from a branch or bird table, but I especially like the post arrangement, which allows you to put the feeder mid lawn, away from cover where the neighbour’s cat may be lurking. I have seen 7 species of bird visit this feeding station so far, and am still counting.