In my continuing series on different types of finch bird feeders I would like to review our 1 quart stainless steel thistle bird feeder.
I have to admit that this thistle bird feeder is my favorite. It truly optimizes our philosophy of easy to clean and easy to fill bird feeders. It’s die cast yellow top and bottom along with the perforated stainless steel sides and lifetime guarantee will make it one of yours also.
You may notice that this bird feeder has no perches. If you review our article on attracting finches to your yard you will remember that these acrobatic bird use a cling and peck method in nature, so no perches are necessary.
To fill it, you simply lift off the yellow die cast top. This top is very tight fitting and will keep squirrels from lifting the lid. Because it is die cast metal the squirrel has no chance of chewing on the lid to get to the thistle/Nyjer seed. This feeder does not have a center pole, so the seed does not bounce out when you are refilling. It also has a seed diverter so that every seed can be consumed and you will not have any waste.
This bird feeder will come apart without the use of any tools. A stainless steel pin, complete will a hoop for easy removal, has to be pulled to remove the bottom. Once the bottom is removed, I use a Swab wet with a mild bleach solution to clean the inside of the feeder. I rinse well, allow to dry, and refill. It’s that easy and as we all know, easy is better. It also means that the feeder will get cleaned more often. The advantage of good hygiene is obvious.
Now I warned you from the beginning of the blog that this was my favorite finch feeder, and now I’m sure that you know why. If you want me to continue to sing its praise, contact me and I will write pages and pages for you.