Every day I hear from people who want to attract specific species of birds to their feeders or who want to keep the squirrels from eating the bird seed so there is some left for the birds. They try every kind of feeder and this design with a metal mechanism is dangerous.
This morning Bev Ellen posted a horrific image of a House Starling with its neck caught in a ‘squirrel proof’ bird feeder. This bird feeder and any like it should be banned. If you have one you should be removing it. Bev Ellen took these images to warn people about what can happen at these feeders:
The bird died. Its head was crushed in the mechanism to keep the squirrels out.
Please pass this information around to friends and family. If you have another brand, also check that it does not have a mechanical mechanism that can crush the heads of the wildlife. Thank you!
Thank you, Bev Ellen, for bringing this to everyone’s attention today and for allowing me to use her name and her photographs.