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Tylerdurden
10-18-2007, 06:42 AM
I have a 4' tall stump in the overgrowth outside my Radio bench window. I found a huge bag of seed hidden under my roof so I laid some out on the stump. Seems the finches are having a field day but so is the cat. Any good recommendations for feeders, pole mounted.
Have no bird feeder experience.

JimD
10-18-2007, 07:03 AM
Deer will keep the cats away

http://www.eatonvillenews.net/images/Bob/ARLEN%20DEER%20AT%20FEEDER%20ON%20HIND%20LEGS%20(O P%203)%20IMG_0658.jpg

JimD
10-18-2007, 07:04 AM
And its probably best to stay away from this design:

http://www.cambridge2000.com/gallery/images/P51811691.jpg

JimD
10-18-2007, 07:17 AM
Bears will keep both cats and deer away
http://www.arrowriver.ca/images/images2/bear.jpg

http://www.weblogs.uhi.ac.uk/sm00sm/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/bear_bird-4.jpg

Tylerdurden
10-18-2007, 07:20 AM
I have all 3 here. I think the birds will have to fend for themselves.http://www.woodenboatvb.com/vbulletin/upload/images/icons/icon7.gif

elf
10-18-2007, 07:44 AM
There's a feeder that's metal and shaped like a little house. It has a perch that's sprung and drops when something too heavy lands, like a jay. The feeder sits on a pole that's polished aluminum or steel, about 5' high. The roof is a lid that you have to open to pour the seed in.

This type of feeder is specifically for cardinals, since they generally will not come to feeders that swing around in the wind.

My feral cat cannot get at the birds at this feeder. Dunno about bears, don't have any here.

I also have a tube feeder with the metal screen around it. I hang it from the wall of the house outside my studio window. The screen keeps the squirrels from getting at the seed and it's fun watching them try! Unfortunately it doesn't stop the starlings and ravens who poke their long beaks into the tube and drag quantities of sunnies out with the one they want. But then the cardinals land on the roof of the porch below and enjoy the seed without worries about the cat.