I purchased this just under a year ago. As I have 3 cats of my own, and my neighbourhood is a hot spot for other peoples cats I was looking for a bird feeder that would attract birds without risking them becoming a take-away lunch for all the local felines. I was a bit dubious about the stability of this bird station, but I took the risk and bought it anyway. The kit is easy to assemble and the feeders are good quality. When first errected and embedded in the ground, the set up seems a bit wobbly, but once the feeders are filled with food stuff, the weight of these makes the station seem much more stable. Mine has been out in the front garden for almost a year, it has been battered by heavy winds, rain and snow, despite this it is still standing albeit leaning slightly to one side. At the bottom of the pole there is a marker indicating how far down to embed the pole. Mine is embedded approximately 3 inches short of this which may explain why mine starts to lean a bit after high winds, even so, this bird feeder can still take the weight of 3 fat wood pigeons perched on the top at once, though it does wobble a bit when the fly from the top of the feeder to the feeder basket half way down the pole! Although my feeder has been out in the elements all winter it still isn't showing any signs of rust. In all I think this is really good value for money, and if positioned well away from fences or walls (or other potential pouncing spots), it is fairly cat proof.