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Barrier Guard Seed Cylinder Feeder - Copper

by Erva
Original price $79.99 - Original price $79.99
Original price
$79.99
$79.99 - $79.99
Current price $79.99
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This Barrier Guard Seed Cylinder feeder offers a veritable bounty for your birds. And since it prevents squirrels and starling for eating everything offered, the little birds get a chance to enjoy the feast too!

Attracts the following birds: Bluebirds, chickadees, downy woodpeckers, titmice, nuthatches, orioles, mockingbirds, wrens, and occasionally warblers.

Product Details: 

  • Dimensions: 14" Wide, 8" High. 
  • Baffled feeder with center pin holds seed cylinders securely in place.
  • Elevator keeps seed off the bottom and drainage holes keep your seed cylinder dry.
  • Galvanized steel sheet and fully galvanized and vinyl coated barrier guard mesh. 
  • Top and bottom are powder coated in Erva's exclusive Copper Tint finish. 
  • The feeder is surrounded by sturdy 16 gauge vinyl coated wire mesh, the same durable material used to build lobster traps, with 1-1/2" openings. 
  • Keeps out starling and squirrels
This feeder features a hanging cable, but it may also be mounted on a 1" diameter pole by using a pole adaptor, sold separately.

This feeder accommodates the following tasty seed cylinder for your birds' enjoyment:

 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
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Arnette Mehaffey
I am happy with this feeder

I'm very happy with this cylinder feeder so far. I have had a real problem with a flock of female red-winged blackbirds cleaning out my feeders and bullying the other birds. I switched to feeding all safflower seed, including a safflower seed cylinder but the Downey Woodpeckers went away. Now I can put the Downeys' favorite seed cylinder without fear of starlings or blackbirds getting to it. It took about five or six days before any bird ventured in. At first it was the Carolina Wren, then a Palm Warbler. Just yesterday for the first time I saw one of the Downeys inside on the cylinder pecking away! I am very happy with this feeder. Pictures below of our little Carolina Wren.

So glad you and your birds are enjoying this feeder! Yes, it can take a couple of weeks for the birds to figure out the barrier guard, but once they do, it's a very nice solution. Have fun watching your birds!

C
C Fauks
Sturdy & attractive

I put this feeder out right away. Birds have not shown any interest yet in over one week. I hold out hope that they will eventually figure it out. The feeder is lovely & very sturdy. I wish I could add the perching system but read that it doesn’t work on this particular feeder? I’m happy with my purchase, but I would be over the moon if the bluebirds & finches would actually USE it! Patience is a virtue…

Thank you for your kind review!
Yes, it can take the birds anywhere from 2-4 weeks to find, get comfortable with and use a new feeder. Unfortunately, the barrier guard perch accessory doesn't work with this feeder. There isn't enough room underneath the feeder to screw in both the cylinder rod and the perch. It can be helpful to place your feeder by other feeders or by a shrub that your birds frequent. That way they can check out this new food source and also get to shelter quickly.
We encourage our customers to give their birds a little more time, and hopefully you all will be enjoying your new feeder soon!

M
Marilee A Grossnicklaus
Happy

The birds seem to like this feeder. It doesn't come with perches. I did order them later. Overall I am happy with my purchase.

J
J.K.
Great feeder.

I bought this feeder to deter starlings that have recently become a problem. I bought it with the pole adapter to mount it. Since my pole was slightly larger than the advertised 1 inch diameter, I was able to use a smaller connector between the pole and adapter and mount it on my pole. I no sooner put it with the seed cylinder when the very persistent starling made an attempt at the seed. No dice! Frustrated, he flew off. It took less than a day for a goldfinch to try it out. He has become a regular. A few days later, the downy woodpecker started using it. This week, I'm seeing the dark eyed junco and now house finches at the feeder. Since I couldn't use the perch accessory with the pole mount, I created my own perches using stained 10 inch long craft sticks. They slide easily under the cage and anchor under the cylinder tray. This is the perfect feeder to deter starlings and other large birds!

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Jay
Deters Starlings

I bought this because we were being over run by starlings and house finches. The cage challenged the starlings—a few could get their heads in to get a bite or two but most were thwarted. The downy woodpeckers can get in, but the big woodpeckers have to be bold enough to stick their heads in. Of course, the finches, titmice, chickadees and wrens are small enough to get in. We do not have a problem with squirrels because we use “squirrel stopper” poles to hang feeders. I changed to five Erva feeders with cages for suet, mealworm, and cylinders and they have reduced the onslaught of starlings.

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
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Arnette Mehaffey
I am happy with this feeder

I'm very happy with this cylinder feeder so far. I have had a real problem with a flock of female red-winged blackbirds cleaning out my feeders and bullying the other birds. I switched to feeding all safflower seed, including a safflower seed cylinder but the Downey Woodpeckers went away. Now I can put the Downeys' favorite seed cylinder without fear of starlings or blackbirds getting to it. It took about five or six days before any bird ventured in. At first it was the Carolina Wren, then a Palm Warbler. Just yesterday for the first time I saw one of the Downeys inside on the cylinder pecking away! I am very happy with this feeder. Pictures below of our little Carolina Wren.

So glad you and your birds are enjoying this feeder! Yes, it can take a couple of weeks for the birds to figure out the barrier guard, but once they do, it's a very nice solution. Have fun watching your birds!

C
C Fauks
Sturdy & attractive

I put this feeder out right away. Birds have not shown any interest yet in over one week. I hold out hope that they will eventually figure it out. The feeder is lovely & very sturdy. I wish I could add the perching system but read that it doesn’t work on this particular feeder? I’m happy with my purchase, but I would be over the moon if the bluebirds & finches would actually USE it! Patience is a virtue…

Thank you for your kind review!
Yes, it can take the birds anywhere from 2-4 weeks to find, get comfortable with and use a new feeder. Unfortunately, the barrier guard perch accessory doesn't work with this feeder. There isn't enough room underneath the feeder to screw in both the cylinder rod and the perch. It can be helpful to place your feeder by other feeders or by a shrub that your birds frequent. That way they can check out this new food source and also get to shelter quickly.
We encourage our customers to give their birds a little more time, and hopefully you all will be enjoying your new feeder soon!

M
Marilee A Grossnicklaus
Happy

The birds seem to like this feeder. It doesn't come with perches. I did order them later. Overall I am happy with my purchase.

J
J.K.
Great feeder.

I bought this feeder to deter starlings that have recently become a problem. I bought it with the pole adapter to mount it. Since my pole was slightly larger than the advertised 1 inch diameter, I was able to use a smaller connector between the pole and adapter and mount it on my pole. I no sooner put it with the seed cylinder when the very persistent starling made an attempt at the seed. No dice! Frustrated, he flew off. It took less than a day for a goldfinch to try it out. He has become a regular. A few days later, the downy woodpecker started using it. This week, I'm seeing the dark eyed junco and now house finches at the feeder. Since I couldn't use the perch accessory with the pole mount, I created my own perches using stained 10 inch long craft sticks. They slide easily under the cage and anchor under the cylinder tray. This is the perfect feeder to deter starlings and other large birds!

J
Jay
Deters Starlings

I bought this because we were being over run by starlings and house finches. The cage challenged the starlings—a few could get their heads in to get a bite or two but most were thwarted. The downy woodpeckers can get in, but the big woodpeckers have to be bold enough to stick their heads in. Of course, the finches, titmice, chickadees and wrens are small enough to get in. We do not have a problem with squirrels because we use “squirrel stopper” poles to hang feeders. I changed to five Erva feeders with cages for suet, mealworm, and cylinders and they have reduced the onslaught of starlings.