Perches are not usable.I ordered this for a friend and we were dismayed that hardly any seed is being taken. I looked at it today and realised that the perches seem too wide for a small bird to clutch. Coincidentally I had ordered two small round, clear plastic perches for my own feeders but instead tried them on his. They fitted perfectly and I hope the seed will now be taken. If so, I will order four more. Although I do feel the feeder should be fitted with perches that small birds can use in the first place rather than having to pay out more money for proper perches. Some people might not do this, or indeed realise they can do it and lose interest in feeding birds which would be a great shame.
Thank you for your review: Sorry to hear that the perches were not well received. We did test the perches and didn't find that they deterred any birds, however we will take your feedback on board and look into this.We do sell perch rings to fit the ultimate feeders but they should not be necessary and are only an add on purchase. In the meantime we're pleased to hear that you have found alternative perches which we hope the birds will use. By Barbara, on 15 Apr 2017
First thoughts good, then it rained hard.We find the feeders good and easy to clean but if it's very wet, the seed gets wet. I think it's the clear plastic tube which is flexible against the metal inserts and that's where water tends to seep in. The seeds then become saturated and don't flow down the tube and we have to change and wash everything. They do hold a large amount of seed. Surprising really. The wet seed isn't wasted we put it on the ground for the blackbirds, collared doves and wood pigeons.
It would be excellent if it didn't leak.
RSPB response: Thank you for your review, we are sorry to hear that the seed is getting very wet, it sounds like the ports aren't fitting as well as they should. It would be really useful if you could contact customer services with more details and they will be able to help you.
By Fran, on 16 Mar 2017
RSPB Ultimate Easy-clean® seed feeder, L
- Product information
New & innovative Ultimate Easy-clean® wild bird seed feeder.
We have taken our years of expertise at the RSPB to develop this durable and easy to clean bird feeder. The top and base are made from durable zinc alloy, and the polycarbonate tube won't crack, discolour or fade in the sun.
The Easy-clean® functionality has been improved to make the process quick and simple. To clean your feeder you now need to simply twist the base to remove it, then pull the central pin out, which will release the perches. The lid is also easy to remove. You can then clean the tube and perches with suitable disinfectant or mild bleach solution, rinse, then leave to dry.
The modern, fresh design will also look great in your garden, and especially wonderful when your gardens birds are queuing up to take a perch.
- - Large (six ports) is 68 cm tall and 6.3 cm diameter
- - Capacity: 1.5 litre
- - Castings: Zinc-alloy - powder coated
- - Tube: Polycarbonate
Keeping your bird feeders clean will help keep your birds healthy, happy and coming back for more.
Learn more at www.rspb.org.uk/advice or call our Wildlife Enquiries team on 01767 693690 Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm.
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Standard delivery to the UK and Channel Islands is £3.95.
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Delivery is FREE if your order sub-total is £75 or more.
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