“This feeder has many good points which include srong, quality construction, as well as being easy to fill and being easy to clean. The ease of clearing and cleaning drew me to this feeder as well as the numerous feeding perches. As attractive as this sounds, the feeder receives almost no attention by the birds beyond being used as a perch before they fly over to another feeder two feet away. The food is the same but the birds apparently do not care to stick their heads inside the feeder holes. The shrouds in the holes cause the seed to remain approximately an inch or so away from the opening and the birds either don’t see the seeds, which I seriously doubt, or they dislike inserting their heads momentarily blocking their vision from everything else. I have watched this for weeks with Nuthatches, chickadees, sparrows, finches, wrens, and woodpeckers. The purpose is to feed the birds and the birds here are ignoring it, thus two stars.”
- Dane Shortsleeve
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- Brome Bird Care
“I saw this item on the Brome website and was very interested. However, I had real difficulty (impossible, actually) in locating one locally and when I contacted Brome they were most helpful but informed me, "The Brome Mega 600 is not widely available. It is a product that was manufactured at the request of Lowe’s USA and has been exclusive to them … ” At that time, this item was only available on their US E-store as their Canadian E-Store was still being completed--bi-lingual requirement. However, they did refer me to the nature-expert.ca in Quebec who were also most helpful and who sent me this item. I have used this feeder for a month now and I am very pleased. It is well made and robust. The numbers of birds I see feeding on it are growing exponentially, particularly as winter approaches. This feeder also has a vent at the bottom, under the seed supply, which is very effective at keeping such a large amount of feed from spoiling. Although this item is not officially marketed as being "squirrel proof", I have yet to see a squirrel attempt to feed from it. This may change as their natural food supplies dwindle. Its design does not seem to be conducive for squirrels being able to access the seed easily but perhaps I am being overly optimistic as they are most resourceful creatures. Hopefully this excellent product will become more widely available in Canada.”
- Roelof Tjerkstra
“The feeder is great! I'm very happy with it. And, the birds love it. The only problem I have is that I have to bring the feeders (I have two of them) in at night or the deer will drain them of the bird seed. I'm wondering if there is a different port style that might discourage the deer? Thanks. -Lou Arata”
- Lou Arata