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Brome Birding Squirrel Buster Update

brome peanut plus feederI thought I’d give you a quick update on my experience with the Brome Bird Care Squirrel Buster Peanut Plus feeder. Since I did my review a few months back, I’ve had some time to observe how well the feeder works in my backyard. I had originally tried to put the feeder on a pole system but was unsuccessful because the hardware it hung from actually made it hang too low. Squirrels were able to jump up on to it. Though they could still not get food from it they were able to access my other feeders on the system quite readily. Once I found a tree I could hang it from everything improved. It’s been in that tree for three months and here’s what I’ve concluded.

Who Loves It?

Little by little, every bird I feed that enjoys clinging has been to feed from it and it has become very popular. Chickadees, titmice, woodpeckers, nuthatches, goldfinches and wrens have all taken turns assaulting this feeder. Some house finches have given it a try and so no point in it but made an effort nevertheless. I enjoy watching the titmice chase off the nuthatches and chickadees like they do at the other feeders. The same goes for the woodpeckers chasing them off. Who doesn’t get a smile on their face watching a chickadee peer around the tube at a titmouse to see if he’s noticed him?

Who Doesn’t Care For It?

Simply, squirrels. And not for lack of trying mind you. They have figured out that peanut pieces are a daily occurence from use and my refilling of it. The ones that have tried to climb on it got no reward. Likewise, for those that tried to pull it up to them: zilch, nothing, notta.

Final Thoughts

After a kind of rocky start with this feeder (way too hot weather, pole system failure) I’ve really come to like this feeder. It’s easy to assemble, adjust, fill and clean and it keeps squirrels from monopolizing or destroying a feeder. If you have squirrels in your backyard and need a high quality way to feed your peanut eating buddies the Brome Bird Care Squirrel Buster Peanut Plus feeder would be an excellent addition to your bird feeding arsenal.

Do you have a favorite feeder you’d like to tell us about? Leave us a comment and help us all learn from each other.


2 Responses to “Brome Birding Squirrel Buster Update”

  1. MountainMiser says:

    Hmmm, this item might make a nice Mother’s Day gift. I’ll need to prompt the family with a couple of hints in time for May. Thanks for the follow-up and the detailed descriptions, and thanks for helping the ‘Miser stretch her bird seed budget.

  2. BirdDude says:

    You’re welcome. I’m glad I could help. That feeder would be an excellent Mother’s Day gift! When you drop the hint, make sure you tell them to shop around online. I’ve seen as much as 30 dollars difference depending on who’s selling. Let me know how it goes and please feel welcome any time to drop by and chat. Jeff

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