Generally, seed feeders are placed in a hopper-type bird feeder; and you’ll know it’s a “hopper-type bird
feeder” when you see a platform with walls and a roof.
Many birds are attracted to this type of feeder
but there are a few drawbacks, depending on your viewpoint.
feeders generally do not keep squirrels away, so be prepared to feed the
squirrels along with your favorite birds. Also, while hopper bird feeders can
protect seed from weather and keep it cleaner, there is the possibility of the
seed getting wet because hopper feeders seldom are waterproof.
Most hopper feeders can be mounted on a post or
hung from a tree branch or a hanging hook on your patio.
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