The Rebirth of a Timeless Feeder

Inquiring minds want to know…what is your favorite style of bird feeder?

A classic tube feeder? Maybe a traditional hopper feeder? Or could it be a new-fangled seed or suet cylinder feeder? All excellent choices!

But if backed into a corner, many passionate bird feeding hobbyists would all share the same answer. Their choice would be the simple and timeless tray feeder.

Why? Because birds love them! A tray feeder provides them with easiest access to the widest range of food types that can be used in any feeder. They find a tray to be a comfortable place to land and feed. It also makes them feel comfortably safe, since a tray provides birds with an unrestricted field of view to avoid being surprised by a hawk or other predators.

And speaking of unrestricted views, no other bird feeder provides a better unobstructed look at the birds for your maximum viewing pleasure.

So why don’t more people use tray feeders?

Squirrels! Yes, in the past, an unprotected tray feeder was a sitting duck for squirrels. Needless to say, this type of feeder eventually fell out of favor with the “let’s not take a squirrel out to lunch bunch!”

But no more. Not since hot pepper bird foods came to the rescue by providing a quick and easy solution to these unwelcomed furry critters.
So, the time has come to restore the tray feeder to its former glory.

Grab a bag of WBU SunFire® Chips or Fiery Feast® and hang a FeatherWeight Hanging Tray in your backyard and see if you don’t agree that this timeless feeder quickly becomes the new favorite of both you and your birds.

For more information, be sure to check out the WBU Nature Centered Podcast episode, “The Changing Cast of Characters.” Our entertaining experts, John and Brian, will share the best ways to attract the widest cast of characters to your own backyard this fall.