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  •  That makes spacing really versatile. Cool. (11+ / 0-)

    The seed stays in? Do you find any accumulation of chaff in the bottom?

    How big a bird will use it? I get RW blackbirds at mine, which has pluses and minuses ;-)

    My feeder has 6 perches. Here's a full house a year ago with Red Crossbills. I have not seen them this year at all - I miss them! Such beautiful birds, and what a great attitude they have.

    crossbills

    •  everything... (10+ / 0-)

      falls through and nothing is really left at the base.

      It holds best safflower or black oil sunflower seeds.  The larger grey striped sunflower seeds are just a bit too big for the screening.

      With most of the birds, I've found where there's a will there's a way!

      There have been a few cardinals that have learned how to cling to the screening and get seed (not easy for a bird that would rather eat from a platform or from the ground!  or on a firm perch)  and even blue jays for all their size sometimes will cling tight... usually the seed will then fall to the ground and they'll go for what's on the ground.  Their beaks are too large to manuever seed out.

      But this kind of feeder is also good for the nuthatch and woodpeckers.

      I do have some platform feeders, along with squirrel busting feeders.  :)

      There will be no humanity without forgiveness. There will be no forgiveness without justice. But justice will be impossible without humanity. – Yolande Mukagasana

      by kishik on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 03:09:46 PM PDT

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    •  btw (7+ / 0-)

      Cool birds!!!

      And nice photo. :-)

      There will be no humanity without forgiveness. There will be no forgiveness without justice. But justice will be impossible without humanity. – Yolande Mukagasana

      by kishik on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 03:49:47 PM PDT

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