Tube bird feeders come in many styles and will feed a variety of wild birds.
This type of feeder can be used to attract smaller specific types of birds.
They also serve as a deterrent for birds which are considered pests, as these unwanted birds are usually too large to mange most tube style bird feeders.
Tube feeders come in many styles.
It is best to have one type of wild bird seed and avoid mixed seed.
If you buy a triple tube feeder which has 3 tubes attached together, for use with different types of seed.
The types of wild birds feeding at this feeder, will as usual, only eat their favourite seed.
The seed which is left will clog the feeding ports leaving their favourite seed out of reach.
As the picture to the left shows, suet tube feeders are also well liked, even here in North America.
The best advantage to this feeder is that larger birds, such as Starlings, Blackbirds, Blue Jays, and Mourning Doves, etc, which tend to be bullies and monopolize feeders, cannot eat from most types of tube feeders.
The very same reasons that make this type of feeder a positive choice, also make it a limiting style of feeder too.
A mixed seed blend does not work well in this feeder so it limits the assortment of birds that one may want to see at feeders such as Cardinals, Grosbeaks, and Blue Jays etc.
Many people have told me they love this type of feeder and use two or three in their yard.
The little birds love them because it is usually reserved just for them.
Many customers at our store told me they only use tube feeders because they have less problems.
Putting out another style of feeder for other types of wild birds will round out the menu though.
The size and what type of perches a particular tube feeder has will determine the type of bird that will use it:
Red Bellied Woodpecker
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