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Tube Bird Feeders
Tube bird feeders typically cater to small birds, but can accommodate birds as big as jays or woodpeckers. Some tube feeders allow you to attach or remove perches and/or feeding trays. Depending upon the configuration, you can attract
a wide variety of birds or very limited species. Some tube feeders even have feeding ports that only accommodate black oil sunflower seed or thistle/Njyer seed for finches.
Below are some of the best tube bird feeders we could find including several by Droll Yankees. We think one of the best basic tube feeders is the Droll Yankees 16-inch, 6-port pewter sunflower feeder. It's easy to load, easy to
clean and long lasting. The nice thing is that you can buy replacement parts when they do wear out after a long time and not have to purchase a whole new feeder. One reviewer said she has used this feeder for over 20 years and just
recently replaced the polycarbonate tube.
Below is the
Duncraft Metal Safe Haven Tube Feeder. It has 3 tubes so you can
offer a wide variety of seed, has a nice cover to protect the seed and the birds
in bad weather along with a squirrel fence guard to prevent squirrels from stealing.
This feeder certainly appeals to the goldfinches and one lone chickadee. It
all depends what you fill it with. Looks like they have a seed mix in one, black
oil in another and a mix of primarily millet in the other. It's your choice.
We recommend getting tube bird feeders that are easy to clean, have multiple ports and are squirrel proof. Tube bird feeders will attract goldfinches, chickadees, titmice, small woodpeckers and a host of other common backyard bird
species. Just remember to keep them clean. Clean the tubes with warm water and mild detergent when it's time to refill with seed. Make sure to rinse thoroughly
to remove any soap residue.