Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Product review: Window Bird Feeder, Aquiver Clear Acrylic
We have a large number of bird feeders including four different window bird feeders. This bird feeder has one key feature that our feathered friends like. The birds love the little perch. In my video you can see how they use it to crack the seeds. We have another window bird feeder of a different style which does not have a perch and it was less popular until we glued a perch made out of a twig. As soon as we added this twig the bird feeder became more popular.
This is a wide bird feeder (11.75") but pretty short (5.75" tall). It is 4.25" front to back. I was not sure if our larger birds (blue jays and morning doves) will find it a bit short, but turns it is not a problem as you can see in the video. Several birds can visit it at the same time. Many birds do not mind sharing. Some do, and it is fun to watch the bully birds that make other birds leave.
These bird feeders are not squirrel proofed, but as most bird watchers know there is no bird feeder that can stop a determine squirrel. For example, they learned to shake the bird feeder which closes under the weight of a creature that is heavier than a bird. So we no longer fight with squirrels, we just add more seeds to feed all creatures big and small.
The bird feeder is held by three suction cups. They provide sufficient suction power to hold the feeder, the seeds, the birds, and the squirrels. This bird feeder has a removable tray which makes it easier to clean. The suction cups that came with bird have a metal hook. The metal hooks are not necessary for this beedfeeder and I removed them. Some acrylic birdfeeders have a hole at the top of pointy roof, then the hook is used and is inserted into the hole. However, in this flat birdfeeder the suctions cups are inserted into keyhole opening and the hooks just get in the way. It is okay to leave them in if someone does not want to bother removing them but they make it harder to insert suction cups into the keyhole openings.
Does the rain get into it? Yes. But the birds do not seem to mind. They are used to wet seeds on the trees.
What fun to see the birds so up close! If this is your first bird feeder it will likely that the birds will take a week to find it. For the first window bird feeder nothing happened for entire week, and then after a week my husband spread some seeds under the bird feeder and that seemed to help the birds find it. Now that we have a couple of window bird feeders it did not take them long to find the new one. The bird's favorite seeds are sunflower seeds. We spoiled the local bird population with sunflower seeds and if we put out the mixed seeds it barely gets touched where as the sunflower seeds disappear very quickly.
I was provided this bird feeder by Aquiver for testing and review. I let the video be the final judgment for this bird feeder. It looks to me that both the birds and the squirrels are giving it 5 stars as we need to refill it every day.
You can find it on Amazon by following this link.
Ali Julia review ★★★★★