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Hopper feeders

Hopper feeders
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Hopper feeder. (Robert Engberg / Flickr; cc by 2.0)

Hopper feeders have a holding chamber for seed which is dispensed at the base through openings. Birds can sit along the base while eating the seed.

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Often made of wood, hopper feeders are attractive, but no challenge to squirrels wanting what’s inside. To discourage squirrels, fill it with safflower or thistle, which squirrels don’t usually favor. Safflower seed is attractive to Cardinals, chickadees, some grosbeaks, doves and sparrows.

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Hoppers are available in metal, which will prevent squirrels from gnawing them. Some are designed so the seed ports, normally open, will close when a squirrel steps onto the feeding platform. Black oil sunflower seeds are a good choice for metal feeders. They attract more species than any other type of seed because they’re high-fat, high-protein and have a soft shell.

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