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Barrier Guard Specialty Bluebird Feeder - Blue

by Erva
Original price $83.99 - Original price $83.99
Original price
$83.99
$83.99 - $83.99
Current price $83.99
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This is feeder is one of our favorites for keeping hungry eastern bluebirds fed while keeping the European starlings at bay! Bluebird feeder comes with a blue glass (dishwasher safe) mealworm cup and wire mesh barrier guard. This baffled bluebird feeder is surrounded by sturdy vinyl coated wire mesh with 1-1/2" square openings to keep out starlings and most squirrels. The top and bottom are fully galvanized steel and powder coated in a blue finish for years of durability. 

The glass cup is 3.25" in diameter and 1" deep and holds about two handfuls of dried mealworms.  This feeder comes with a galvanized cable. The cable with the slide pulled down to secure the lid adds 12" to the height of the feeder, which measures 14" W x 8" H. 

Attracts the following birds: Eastern bluebirds, chickadees, downy woodpeckers, titmice, nuthatches, orioles, wrens, and occasionally warblers. We've had mixed reports from customers: sometimes northern mockingbirds fit and sometimes not.

We recommend adding the Perch Accessory, sold separately or as a bundle, to help your bluebirds perch together, decide on an entry point, and gain easy access to the feeder.

You may also mount it on a 1" pole by using a Pole Adapter, sold separately.

Need more mealworm feeding capacity and a dish that's winterproof? Try swapping in this new Aluminum Replacement Dish.

Made in the USA.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
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Betty Fulton

bluebirds won't go near it

Thank you for your feedback. It looks like you have had your feeder for just under one week. I've found that it can take at least two weeks or more for the bluebirds to figure this feeder out. But once they do, it's a great way to keep them fed and the large, unwanted birds like European starlings at bay. I'm hoping with a little more time, your resident bluebirds will figure it out! I personally use this feeder at home with much success. You can see the feeder in action in this recent environmental education post: https://youtu.be/w9PUJuHcfUg and an older version of this feeder with a view from the inside from the manufacturer: https://youtu.be/NpG25gtUATY With a little more time, your bluebirds should be happy and protected from the bully birds!

You might also consider adding the perch accessory:
https://nature-niche.com/products/barrier-guard-feeder-perch-accessory
I've found that the bluebirds can figure out how to get into the feeder but they are not always very graceful about it. The perches give them a place to land and think about how they want to enter. The grid is 1.5'x1.5', which is the standard size entry hole for bluebird nest boxes. Any bigger, and the starlings could get in, unfortunately. You can also try placing a twig or two across the floor and out two sides to encourage the birds to perch and check out the feeder. I've also had customers place mealworms on top of the feeder and on the floor along the outer edge to draw them in and get them exploring what is inside. Hope this helps!

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Thomas Ratay
Guard

I very much like the idea but Bluebirds seem not to want to enter. ;-(

Thank you for your review! I can see from your order that you have had your feeder about 10 days. We have found that it can take at least two weeks or more for the bluebirds to figure this feeder out (the chickadees and tufted titmice seem to catch on much faster). But once they do, it's a great way to keep them fed and the large, unwanted birds like European starlings at bay. The barrier grid is 1.5' x 1.5', which is the standard size entry hole for bluebird nest boxes. Any bigger, and the starlings could get in, unfortunately. I'm hoping with a little more time, your resident bluebirds will figure it out! The owner of Nature Niche personally use this feeder at home with much success. You can see the feeder in action in this environmental education post: https://youtu.be/w9PUJuHcfUg and an older version of this feeder with a view from the inside from the manufacturer: https://youtu.be/NpG25gtUATY With a little more time, your bluebirds should be happy and protected from the bully birds!

We do also offer a perch accessory for this feeder: https://nature-niche.com/products/barrier-guard-feeder-perch-accessory?_pos=1&_sid=92e39d078&_ss=r We do find that the bluebirds can figure out how to get into the feeder without the perch, but they are not always very graceful about it. The perches give them a place to land and think about how they want to enter. It's also great for bluebird fledglings, as shown in this post: https://youtu.be/3mBJIZXGEn8
I've had a few customers observe that some of their chubbiest male bluebirds seem to struggle to enter. We sell a lot of these barrier guard feeders, so I would say this is a pretty rare occurrence. One of my customers took some pliers and widened a few of the bottom-most squares by hand. There's a risk that a starling could then get in, but hopefully doing a few on the lowest row of squares will be too hard for them but help the chubby male bluebirds. If you decide to do this, please keep me posted if it helps or not...

C
Carl Hauck
Was Waiting but it was worth it

I am into the second week for this feeder and bluebirds have yet to cross the great barrier. Goldfinches now frequent it with no fear but it took a week for them to brave the guard. Other reviewers have said it may take two weeks to get bluebirds inside. I will wait and update my review later.
OK later came in about two hours. Bluebirds have finally gotten the nerve to enter the feeder. Very Happy Owner!!

C
Claudette Judge
bluebird cage

this is the only cage that that keeps the black bird away.

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Barbara H
WOW

This is a GREAT feeder. The bluebirds were on it within 24 hours. I am glad I also bought the perch accessory. It gives the birds something to rest on before they enter the feeder. Starlings are no longer a problem

Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
88%
(30)
9%
(3)
3%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
B
Betty Fulton

bluebirds won't go near it

Thank you for your feedback. It looks like you have had your feeder for just under one week. I've found that it can take at least two weeks or more for the bluebirds to figure this feeder out. But once they do, it's a great way to keep them fed and the large, unwanted birds like European starlings at bay. I'm hoping with a little more time, your resident bluebirds will figure it out! I personally use this feeder at home with much success. You can see the feeder in action in this recent environmental education post: https://youtu.be/w9PUJuHcfUg and an older version of this feeder with a view from the inside from the manufacturer: https://youtu.be/NpG25gtUATY With a little more time, your bluebirds should be happy and protected from the bully birds!

You might also consider adding the perch accessory:
https://nature-niche.com/products/barrier-guard-feeder-perch-accessory
I've found that the bluebirds can figure out how to get into the feeder but they are not always very graceful about it. The perches give them a place to land and think about how they want to enter. The grid is 1.5'x1.5', which is the standard size entry hole for bluebird nest boxes. Any bigger, and the starlings could get in, unfortunately. You can also try placing a twig or two across the floor and out two sides to encourage the birds to perch and check out the feeder. I've also had customers place mealworms on top of the feeder and on the floor along the outer edge to draw them in and get them exploring what is inside. Hope this helps!

T
Thomas Ratay
Guard

I very much like the idea but Bluebirds seem not to want to enter. ;-(

Thank you for your review! I can see from your order that you have had your feeder about 10 days. We have found that it can take at least two weeks or more for the bluebirds to figure this feeder out (the chickadees and tufted titmice seem to catch on much faster). But once they do, it's a great way to keep them fed and the large, unwanted birds like European starlings at bay. The barrier grid is 1.5' x 1.5', which is the standard size entry hole for bluebird nest boxes. Any bigger, and the starlings could get in, unfortunately. I'm hoping with a little more time, your resident bluebirds will figure it out! The owner of Nature Niche personally use this feeder at home with much success. You can see the feeder in action in this environmental education post: https://youtu.be/w9PUJuHcfUg and an older version of this feeder with a view from the inside from the manufacturer: https://youtu.be/NpG25gtUATY With a little more time, your bluebirds should be happy and protected from the bully birds!

We do also offer a perch accessory for this feeder: https://nature-niche.com/products/barrier-guard-feeder-perch-accessory?_pos=1&_sid=92e39d078&_ss=r We do find that the bluebirds can figure out how to get into the feeder without the perch, but they are not always very graceful about it. The perches give them a place to land and think about how they want to enter. It's also great for bluebird fledglings, as shown in this post: https://youtu.be/3mBJIZXGEn8
I've had a few customers observe that some of their chubbiest male bluebirds seem to struggle to enter. We sell a lot of these barrier guard feeders, so I would say this is a pretty rare occurrence. One of my customers took some pliers and widened a few of the bottom-most squares by hand. There's a risk that a starling could then get in, but hopefully doing a few on the lowest row of squares will be too hard for them but help the chubby male bluebirds. If you decide to do this, please keep me posted if it helps or not...

C
Carl Hauck
Was Waiting but it was worth it

I am into the second week for this feeder and bluebirds have yet to cross the great barrier. Goldfinches now frequent it with no fear but it took a week for them to brave the guard. Other reviewers have said it may take two weeks to get bluebirds inside. I will wait and update my review later.
OK later came in about two hours. Bluebirds have finally gotten the nerve to enter the feeder. Very Happy Owner!!

C
Claudette Judge
bluebird cage

this is the only cage that that keeps the black bird away.

B
Barbara H
WOW

This is a GREAT feeder. The bluebirds were on it within 24 hours. I am glad I also bought the perch accessory. It gives the birds something to rest on before they enter the feeder. Starlings are no longer a problem