of thousands of futile daily attempts by squirrels across the U.S. Test
site feeder installed within 6" for extra easy access &
leverage. No other bird feeder can be placed this close to tree branches and
still keep squirrels from feeding. Most of the time they roll
off, sometimes squirrels befuddle around on the housing while it turns. This
one has been here before but does not like to roll off too much.
Test Rollerfeeder that's been in the field for several years. After rolling off many times, the squirrel is trying other techniques to get around the design - to no avail. Notice how the internal seed hopper stays in place without spilling seed, normally squirrels would shake a regular feeder and seed would spill out the ports but the patented rolling housing acts as a shock-absorder preventing direct contact with the internal seed chamber (hopper).
Antics after rolling off several times. Birds
can be seen
using the 2nd Rollerfeeder in the background
songbirds during morning feeding time - Seed is whole sunflower kernels
and some black oil sunflower mixed in - see our feeding tips for
placement, height and best seed to use to attract a wide variety of
birds. The line attached to the feder roof edges is for House
Sparrow prevention, see our house
sparrow prevention page.
RollerFeeder using seed whole sunflower kernels.
other birds like chickadees, nuthatches, tufted titmouse and cardinals love whole sunflower kernels, black
oil sunflower and safflower. When starting out a new bird feeder use the best seed and with a
RollerFeeder you don't have to worry about the good seed going to
squirrels because it's squirrel proof guaranteed.
Goldfinch and White-Breasted Nuthatch feeding on opposite sides of the RollerFeeder - Birdseed mix is 50% shelled whole sunflower kernels, 30% black oil sunflower (in the shell), and 20% Safflower Seed.
Chickadee activity using whole sunflower
Chickadee using 50% whole sunflower(shelled),
sunflower in shell and some safflower seed.
More Goldfinch and
Chickadee and Finches using 50% whole
kernels (shelled), black oil
in shell and some safflower seed.
Short clip of
visiting downy woodpecker feeding , the Downy was back and
forth all morning picking seed out. The woodpecker is holding on
using the stainless steel roof cling-ridge for birds that cling while
feeding - one of the many unique built-in features of the
RollerFeeder. Sometimes birds will hang upside down grasping the
roof cling-ridge, especially White breasted nuthatches.
entertainment, without batteries or motors.
During squirrels attempts, the
rigid squirrel-proof housing freely spins
360 degrees using the squirrels own weight and antics. The double-sided birdseed
hopper inside (bolted to the axle) stays upright and untouched. Birds
from the perches about 1/2" away from the seed trays. See photos below.
The Rollerfeeder housing is rain-proof and
absorbs the shock during squirrel attacks - this helps prevent birdseed from
spilling compared to a squirrel hitting and disrupting a tube-type
or container bird feeder with  feed ports at the bottom or