Naturally, its elevated placement in the ranks of pet products made me wonder what was so great about it. I mean, did it whistle Dixie at the approach of rare species? Or transform itself during idle hours into a vacuum to clean your floor?
As far as I can ascertain, the Birdscapes Clear Window Feeder is cheap, but very effective at what it does.
There are many more expensive window bird feeders out on the market. Those look fabulous and incorporate all many of weird and wonderful features. But at the end of the day, you just want to feed the wild birds.
The Birdscapes feeder does that. It's also very sturdy. I was reading in the comments about someone who hadn't attached the suction pads correctly. (Washing the window and pads in soapy water first is great; as apparently is adding a bit of natural oil - sweat to you and I - onto the pad before sticking it to the window.) Their feeder fell three storeys onto concrete, yet wasn't even dented.
There's also the fact that it's clear. Secretly watching from the other side of the window, you can observe every feathered visitor, even as they head into the feeder for some seed.
It's too small for nesting. You won't be risking bird droppings over your glass or any of that stuff. They'll merely swoop on in, nick some food and fly away again to enjoy it. Just like that summer day at camp.