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For the Birds

Bird watching is one of America's fastest-growing hobbies, and backyard bird feeding is a convenient way to enjoy these fine-feathered friends. Surveys reveal that nearly half the households in the United States provide food for wild birds. What has made watching birds the fastest growing hobby in the country second only to gardening? The attraction is obvious - feeding birds brings them closer, so we can see them more easily. Their colorful and entertaining presence is fascinating to observe, especially through the long, dreary days of winter. It's always a delight to see the variety of birds that drop by for a nibble or a rest. Setting up a backyard bird feeder can make birds' lives easier too. Winter is a difficult time for birds, and finding food can be especially challenging during periods of extreme cold.

Still looking for that unique gift for the person on your list that has everything? Drop in and checkout the selection of Droll Yankees squirrel-proof bird feeder, and put an end to those daylight robbers cleaning out your bird seed and chasing off the birds. Select from the Droll Yankee Flipper or Whipper.

YANKEE FLIPPER

  • Microban antimicrobial technology fights the growth of damaging bacteria, mold, and mildew.
  • Birds will not set it off, not even larger species like Woodpeckers and Cardinals. But the minute a squirrel hops on to the perch, the motor is triggered and the feeder begins spinning, taking the squirrel for a whirl before it loses its grip and is thrown gently from the perch.
  • The seed tube is generous in height, making it impossible for squirrels to hang down from the top reach seed.
  • The four feeding ports are easily accessible via the perch ring.
  • The heavy metal cap fits snugly on the tube to prevent squirrels from lifting it to reach the seed.
  • The clear feeder tube makes the seed visible to the birds, a proven advantage.
  • Lifetime Warranty against squirrel damage.

YANKEE WHIPPER

  • Microban antimicrobial technology fights the growth of damaging bacteria, mold, and mildew.
  • Features four seed ports with individual weight sensitive perches.
  • Curved perch design encourages cardinals and small songbirds to eat, but prevents squirrels from feeding.
  • Each perch is individually sprung and calibrated for birds up to the weight of a cardinal (approx. 2 oz.)
  • The heavy metal cap is constructed to prevent squirrels from raising the cap and reaching the seed inside.
  • Internal baffle design delivers the seed to the ports.
  • The 4-3/4" x 21" clear feeder tube is made of UV stabilized polycarbonate for long lasting durability without yellowing.
  • Hangs from a looped stainless steel wire that reduces motion that would spill seed. Add a Locking Chain to secure it against falls.
  • Lifetime Warranty against squirrel damage
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