If you love feeding backyard birds and would rather the squirrels ate somewhere else, then you are going to absolutely love the Droll Yankee Bird Feeders.

You are probably thinking, yeah great, another caged feeder that is supposed to keep out those pesky squirrels right.  But this one is truly different. 

Droll Yankee Bird FeedersCredit: Amazon.com

Droll Yankees YF Flipper Bird Feeder

Personally, I actually I love the squirrels in my yard and I created their own feeder, so there is no need for them to raid my bird feeders, so by using this style of feeder you will keep all the seed for the birds!

The reason this one is different from the average one, is that this is not only a robust built good quality bird feeder with a metal snug cap (squirrels will dangle from branches to try and get into the feeder, and they don’t give up!) but it has a built in motor (that also comes with rechargeable batteries and a charger) that makes contact when a heavy squirrel tries to sit on the perch.

Once contact has been made this little motor starts the feeder spinning, so that the squirrel goes for a wee bit of a ride and then usually falls off.  Don’t worry the squirrels land on their feet and they really do think twice before attempting it again!

It is more humane than shocks, poisons and other horrid ways people have tried to keep squirrels out of the bird seed.Droll Yankee Bird Feeders(104847)Credit: Amazon.com

This feeder will allow the larger birds such as woodpeckers and cardinals their time at the feeder but a squirrel is heavier and as soon as he tries to perch and get settled in for a good feed, he will be sent for a “whirl ride” that will have him try maybe one more time, and then will start looking for another food source!

If you live in an area that is heavily wooded or many trees then chances are you deal with squirrels all the time.  I actually had a so called “squirrel proof” feeder that had the cage around it get emptied in a day by a smart cookie squirrel.  He climbed it and when he couldn’t get into the feeder holes because of the cage, he stuck his paw in and started shovelling it out to the ground and every squirrel in town came for the free buffet!

No one wants to hurt our backyard critters and friends, but by giving them their own feeder on the other side of the yard, and then using Droll Yankee bird feeders on the other side of the yard, will keep them apart and you can then watch all the birds you like.

This feeder will hold up to 5 pounds of seed, and now that the squirrels are not dining on the free buffet you can splurge on good quality seed to attract the song birds and more.  You will be amazed at how much longer your seed will last!

It works in all kinds of weather as the little motor is in a sealed area, and the birds will not trigger it, it takes the weight of a squirrel to activate it.

You can get these Droll Yankee bird feeders in many pet supply and garden stores but you can also shop for them online at sites such as Amazon. 

Droll Yankees

Droll Yankees YF Flipper 4-Port Hanging Bird Feeder
Amazon Price: $135.00 $89.99 Buy Now
(price as of Jun 1, 2013)