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.
Ah! I see. The bread crumbs in the garden thing evidently works too!
It's a bird feeder I could build I suppose. But no. It's an affiliate product but I thought it looked really cool! My husband loves to feed birds. We never use seeds though. Just bread crumbs. He tosses them out in the yard and we wait quietly by our window and peek out to see the birds come and eat.
2uesday - These encourage the birds to climb inside (where the bird watching human can get a good look through the glass), nick a seed and fly away. Very tidy. :)
cmoneyspinner - Awww! I wouldn't like to see that happening! Is yours a bird feeder that you've created or merely promoting?
It's all Sunday here for me now and I've not long woken up! A long day writing ahead of me. <3
Aw gurlfriend! This is serious competition. These are way cooler than the birdfeeder I'm trying to sell at my shopping website. I hope my potential customers don't find this WIzzle. I'll have to go out of business!! (O.o)
It's a wacky Saturday morning for me. But guess what? I'm still keeping the faith.
How is your day going nice lady? :)
In the Amazon comments, there were a lot of people with these on the windows of their high rise apartments. I can really see why too. Your friend's experiences says it all.
These are great if, like me, you live two floors up! The birds feel safe at that height too. My friend who is disabled also has one and gets great pleasure from watching the birds very closely through her window.
Abby - I was with you there. I tended to think of bird feeders as wooden boxes attached to poles or trees.
WriterArtist - That sounds wonderful. Your Dad was an astute man.
Dustytoes - I wonder why they couldn't see through the glass? Weird! But great for photographs and driving the cats half-insane!
I used to use a similar type feeder that attached to the window and the birds can't seem to see through the glass. I could get right up close and photograph them. Also my cats did love to get nose to nose with the oblivious birds. I really need to get another one.
My father used to keep water and seeds for the birds outside in the garden. It was fun watching rare and unique birds flying into our compound.