I've been enjoying my Birdie Bell this week. A banditry of chickadees have been dancing all over the bell, plucking one seed at a time from the compact bell shaped seed block and cracking it open between their little feet.
I have the larger seed cylinder feeder in my main feeding area but I wanted something small for right off the deck. I didn't want a mess either. The Birdie Bell was perfect! The squirrels & chipmunks were the first to find it and then the chickadees and goldfinches soon followed.
It's a secure, all-weather holder that's easy to fill and so far indestructible. I go back and forth filling it with the sunflower or peanut bell-shaped seed blocks. They usually last between 2 to 4 weeks depending on the activity. Sometimes when I forget to bring home the refill seed bells, I fill it with fruit like apples, grapes, or oranges. Next spring I might get another one to fill with cat hair and cotton for the birds to use in their nests.
It's a nice starter feeder available at both our Wild Birds Unlimited stores in East Lansing, MI