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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on 22 April 2012
Brilliant! At last a means of ensuring that the ground feeding birds get a chance to enjoy what is put out for them without the pigeons scoffing the lot! Blackbirds, robins and dunnocks are all happily nipping in and out of the feeder and eating as much as they want. An excellent product though not proof against squirrels in case you're wondering.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 17 March 2013
I've had this in my garden for 15 days. A garden full of hungry pigeons and squirrels, here in the UK.

It's doing exactly what I wanted.

It keeps out feral ('basic') pigeons, wood pigeons and even the slightly slimmer collared doves. They're desperate to get in but can't seem to. They can poke in their head to eat scattered seed, but even the longer-necked wood pigeons can't seem to reach the food tray that hangs in the middle of this very large cage.

(UPDATE: After three months, I have now seen one pigeon get inside the cage. But it's the only one I've seen get into it and may be smaller than the others, so hopefully the others won't copy it and manage to 'squeeze in'!)

(SECONDS UPDATE: After a couple more months, I've noticed one or two pigeons HAVE worked out how to get inside it. It's a tight squeeze, but they do it. So now I'm trying to modify it a bit).

The fact that messy blackbirds and squirrels do scatter a bit of seed means the pigeons and doves can access small amounts of food - but they aren't flocking in groups of 5+ birds like before and are no longer a pest.

Blackbirds, robins, great tits and blue tits get inside very easily and are always going inside. It's great. I guess other birds like dunnocks and even wrens also visit.

Squirrels (the big grey ones) easily walk inside and eat a lot of the seed, making a slight mess or even tipping over the food tray (which has happened twice in two weeks - I'm sure I'll do a nerdy mechanical modification to clip it firmly in place!). The squirrels probably eat more than half of the 'ground feeder seed mix' I put in there, but it's not too expensive and 90% of the time the squirrels aren't there and there's plenty left over for the birds. However I think the squirrels do sometimes eat the best seeds (sunflower hearts especially), if they can get there before the birds.

It's very cold weather here at the moment. It remains to be seen if the squirrels will spend a lot more time in this feeder once the weather warms up, or if it's breeding season or such like.

I do have a second, different ground feeder that's completely squirrel-proof, but it's too small for blackbirds to enter. It's the other Gardman one: Gardman Squirrel Proof Ground Feeder It works brilliantly at only allowing robins, great tits etc inside. But I still had modify it a little bit (with a mesh of green wire) to stop small squirrels getting their heads through the bottom row of holes far enough to eat from the tray. I also added some weights to it, as it seemed light enough for a squirrel to drag around or perhaps get under.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 30 August 2014
Bought this feeder to keep out 20 odd feral pigeons descending from the rooftops every time I put food out for the Blackbirds. The feeder is well made and heavy enough to stop the pigeons moving it. First day was a success with all the pigeons circling round trying and failing to get the food whilst the smaller birds gradually started arriving to explore the feeder. Day two one pigeon inside, all food gone! Looks like a young pigeon as all the others still giving up. However I think the gaps need to be a little narrower to keep young pigeons out whilst still allowing blackbirds in. I will have to try and modify the feeder with some wire which is a shame and will spoil it's appearance but it's useless if it does not keep pigeons out! Maybe I am just unlucky with one thinner pigeon as its seems to do the job of keeping most out. Overall this is a well made product and hopefully will do the job with a little modification.
48 hours later:
I have now added some thin black plastic coated wire approx 2.5" above bar around the base, looping round each vertical bar tightly, making a square. This still allows the blackbirds access to the feeder and so far seems to do the job of keeping the pigeons out. I can now happily leave food available all day for the smaller birds without encouraging the local feral pigeon population to descend in huge numbers continually! I can highly recommend this product to anyone wanting to include blackbirds when feeding other small birds but not dozens of pigeons. Seed trays under feeders to stop bits of feed dropping has also made a big difference.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 15 May 2013
we had 6 or 7 wood pigeons which kept eating all the seed and knocking away the other birds. The other birds black bird size and down can now eat while the wood pigeons are leaving one by one. Enough weight to withstand gail we had last night. Wonderful.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 14 June 2012
I only ordered this yesterday afternoon and it arrived this morning - 5***** service! Does exactly what it says - I have been watching the pigeons walking around and around this cage trying to get at the food but without any success! Just what I have been looking for as I have a big problem with pigeons in my garden - they fly in by the dozen and eat everything in sight!! I can't rate this 'sanctuary' enough - just wished I'd bought one much earlier. It's large and heavy enough that it won't move around - all in all a great quality product.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 16 June 2013
While the seller was quick to deliver and the quality of the product is great, it did work for all of 5 minutes... That was until a few Young Pigeons came..

Now yes it does keep the adult Pigeons out, but be aware that the younger pigeons will get through the gaps. They achieved this by simply raising one wing and pushing through. And as you go to lift the cover up it sends them in to a panic, which runs a risk of it getting hurt.

In my opinion the gaps are too wide, and as a consequence the above happened.

Overall a bit disappointed as on the picture the gaps look closer than they actually are.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 7 March 2013
The woodpigeons were eating all the food we put out in about 10 minutes and stopping the other birds from feeding. This cage keeps them away from the food tray and they are confined to any bits of food that are knocked out of the tray and into their reach. This usually happens when the starlings feed - they are messy eaters - but I don't mind the starlings since they are in decline and need our help.The blackbirds took about 3 days to trust it but now hop in and out happily.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 10 June 2013
I have been looking for something like this for a long time.
It really does work, the large birds are unable to reach the food,
this gives the smaller birds a safe place to eat.
The feeder is quite heavy so does not move about, it also looks good and is easy to clean.
I would recommend this product and seller.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 2 August 2013
I gave up on this. It was pointless putting any food down into it because the squirrels would scoff the lot. In the end I banished it to the shed and bought a squirrel proof ground feeder which has been hugely successful in keeping out both the pigeons (it's fun to watch them going round and round it looking for a way in) and the squirrels who do likewise. Meanwhile, the robins, great-tits and blue tits have it all to themselves. But if you really want a have for small birds to feed in, this one isnt it
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 27 January 2013
I am plagued by pigeons in my garden resulting in small birds not getting any of the food I put out for them. Since using this feeder cage the small birds can now feed in peace without being scared off by the pigeons. It is quite funny to see the pigeons trying to get at the food but they do, eventually, give up. I do feed the pigeons but when all the food I give them has gone, its gone. Would recommend this to anyone who has pigeon problems.
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