I bought this whole peanut feeder to replace one I’d had for awhile, a spring / wreath. The trouble with that one was that the birds stretched it out so peanuts fell right through. They didn’t mind; picked them up from the ground; but I liked the idea of a hanging feeder. This mesh feeder works much better. The holes are big enough that some peanuts spill right through onto the tray, but they don’t fall to the ground, and many stay inside the mesh tube. Our jays (main customers) empty it out fairly fast, but they have something to work on for a little while. I’m happy with that, and so are they.
The one down side is that the clip that holds the top in place is a little stiff; takes two hands to release it and lift the lid to fill. When I'm out in the rain re-filling it, it's slower. That's better than if it were too easy to operate (we have ravens, raccoons, and even the jays who would probably figure it out) but if there were a really ingenious "lock" that I could operate with one hand, but they couldn't solve --- that would get 5 stars.