Window mounted feeders bring the birds up close for easy viewing. Most designs use suction cups to attach the feeder to the window, so you will have to remove any screens if you’re are going to use one. They are considered safe to use.
What you should know…
- Window mounted feeders are smaller than most feeders and require re-filling more often.
- It may take birds several days or even longer to find and become comfortable with window mounted feeders. If the birds are accustomed to using nearby feeders, they will find the window feeder more quickly.
- Clean the window before mounting the feeder.
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- Dome feeders – Dome feeders are useful for protecting birdseed from larger birds and weather. They are typically used by smaller birds, who can cling to the sides of the feeder.
- Hopper feeders – Hopper feeders are useful for holding larger quantities of bird seeds, and they can be used by a variety of bird species, including jays, cardinals, and grosbeaks.
- Peanut feeders – Peanut feeders are useful for holding peanuts and other nut-based bird food, and they are typically used by birds such as woodpeckers, jays, and nuthatches.
- Platform feeders – Platform feeders are useful for holding a variety of bird food. They are typically used by ground-feeding birds, such as sparrows and doves, as well as some larger birds, such as jays and cardinals.
- Suet feeders – Suet feeders are useful for holding suet, which is particularly attractive to woodpeckers, nuthatches, and chickadees.
- Tube feeders – Tube feeders are useful for holding small seeds, such as nyjer, and are typically used by finches and other small birds that can cling to the sides of the feeder.