Droll Yankees YCPW180 Whipper Bird Feeder, Dark Blue

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Droll Yankees YCPW180 Whipper Bird Feeder, Dark Blue
Manufacturer: Droll Yankees
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Product Description

The Yankee Whipper features collapsible mechanical perch rods that are weight-activated using a patented Droll Yankees design. The curved perches attract a wide variety of birds including cardinals, but squirrels on the perches cause them to collapse. The perch re-sets automatically after the squirrel slips off. 21-Inches long tubular feeder with five pound seed capacity. Sturdy stainless steel wire hanger will not rust. Metal cap fits snugly so that squirrels cannot pry it off. 4.5-Inches diameter seed tube is made of UV stabilized polycarbonate for durability. Tube is long enough so that squirrels can't hang down from the top and reach seed. Interior is properly baffled to direct seed to the seed ports. Four seed ports are positioned around the tube. Metal parts have a beautiful evening blue finish.

Product Details

  • Allows song birds including cardinals to eat but NOT squirrels
  • Special perch expels squirrels when they try to get at the bird seed
  • Easy to fill - feeds all types of wild bird seed
  • Metal cap and base resists squirrel damage
  • Large capacity - holds about 5 lbs of seed

Customer Reviews

absolutely the best out there
Review Date: August 27, 2006
Reviewer: Lori, Connecticut
I have had this one for over a year and bought another one. It took the cardnals a while to figure it out but they finally feed at it. Anything bigger than the cardinal and they fall off. I can't believe how much bird seeds I am saving just by not having those squirrels making a pig out of themselves. This is truly worth every penny. It holds 5 lbs. of seeds so you are not making numerous trips out there and I can't believe the amount of bird traffic that I have out there. This is truly a great investment.

Still working like a charm. NO SQUIRRELS! I ended up buying another one so now i have 2.
Very Good Feeder And Build Is Great.
Review Date: October 17, 2006
Reviewer: Randy, KY Lake, Tennessee
The feeder is very good. It is a heavy good built feeder. You still have to have a feeder pole with long arms and a pole where animals can not go up. A squirrel will go up the pole and hold on and pull the feeder to him. Racoons the same. The key is a good pole system and i found one in the squirrel stopper(see my other reviews). I really enjoy and have fun now at my bird feeding station. I really like Droll Yankees feeders.
It really works
Review Date: June 26, 2008
Reviewer: B. D. Bokor, Irmo, sc USA
This bird feeder really does foil the squirrels. I have replaced all the feeders that the squirrels have destroyed with this one!
Squirrel proof bird feeder
Review Date: May 1, 2009
Reviewer: Dallas Wisehaupt, Mills River, NC USA
This is the second one of this model I've bought. It has even been bear proof as the one that took out all of my other feeders couldn't get into this one. I have since moved these two higher up the tree limb. They are now over ten feet off the ground and beyond the reach of the bears and the squirrels only tried them once. I would buy another one of these if I add another feeder for the birds.
Great feeder
Review Date: January 24, 2010
Reviewer: Bruce A. Coletta Jr.,
Absolutely the best feeder we've ever had. Durable and completely squirrel-proof. Worth the $$$.
Large seed tube, great quality product.
Review Date: October 4, 2007
Reviewer: JC Holzer, Pensacola, FL, USA
There is not much to say about this other than it's a high quality product and should last years longer than cheaper feeders.
Squirrel loves it
Review Date: August 22, 2007
Reviewer: Terry A. Baxter, Tulsa, Oklahoma
This is a well built feeder but it doesn't keep all squirrels from eating at it. We have one pesky critter that gets each of his four paws on a separate perch and as they lower it places his face right at the opening so he can just hang there and eat. It IS entertaining, I'll admit, but not what you'd expect from a unit made to prevent squirrels and heavy birds from eating at it!
Another squirrel chaser.
Review Date: June 26, 2007
Reviewer: Martin Levy, Livingston, NJ
This feeder gives anything over five ounces or so a rude surprise. Step on one of the feeder platforms and it immediately collapses. Highly shocking to squirrels, and even to crows, etc. Very clever feeder.
Unfortunately, grackles love it
Review Date: June 1, 2008
Reviewer: 080669, Alexandria, VA
I purchased this feeder because the grackles were emptying my other feeder in an afternoon. I hoped they'd be heavy enough to tip these perches, and thus be unable to empty the buffet. Well, the perches DO dip under their weight, but the curve makes them easy to hold on to, and the grackles end up at perfect feeding height.

If anything, this feeder attracted MORE grackles than my previous feeder that just had the little stick perches.

The feeder seems well-made, and may or may not prove a challenge for squirrels. However, in my experience, "nuisance" birds like grackles perfer it to traditional feeders.
Another great feeder from Droll Yankees
Review Date: February 22, 2009
Reviewer: Don Weiser, Pisgah Forest, NC
I bought this feeder after my Flipper bit the dust (a bear climbed up on my back deck and knocked it to the ground). I got the Dipper first to replace the Flipper (this is sounding silly already) and highly recommend it! I like the Whipper too and the Cardinals actually prefer the curved perches over the post perches on the Dipper. I gave this one 4 starts and not 5 because one squirrel has already figured out how to defeat the larger curved perches and get to the seed. The Dipper has been 100% squirrel & Blue Jay proof.

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