January 2009. Reviews say that the Duncraft Squirrel Blocker Selective is a good performer that comes with a lifetime warranty and a moderate price. This stainless steel mesh tube feeder has an additional wrap-around wire grid. It is 16 inches tall, 5.5 inches wide, and holds one quart of seed -- about one third of the capacity of pricier, top-selling feeders like the Brome Squirrel Buster Plus (*est. $75). This means you will have to fill it more often. However, reviews say up to a dozen small birds can perch on the green, vinyl-coated fencing and poke their heads through to feed from the steel mesh tube. Squirrels may cling to the feeder, but they won't be able to access the seed.
We found the best information about the Duncraft Squirrel Blocker Selective at Bird Watcher's Digest, with a field test of 13 squirrel-proof bird feeders. Examples of species this feeder attracts can be found at Amazon.com.
1. Bird Watchers Digest.com
This report gives the results of field tests conducted on 13 different bird feeders by five Bird Watcher's Digest readers. The Duncraft Squirrel Blocker Selective is among those tested. Tester "Jeff" says squirrels attempted to steal seed from this feeder but did not succeed, and he "would buy this feeder in a heartbeat."
Review: Squirrel Proof?, Mary Dykstra
One owner applauds the simple, effective design and all-metal construction, saying this feeder attracts woodpeckers, nuthatches, and titmice. Cardinals eat seed that spills on the ground.
Review: Squirrel-Proof Blocker Selective Bird Feeder, Contributors to Amazon.com