Goldfinches will feed upside-down, but House Finches won’t! Small sized holes dispense Nyjer economically – birds must pull seed out. Powder-coated zinc die cast top and base, to last a lifetime. Cap is designed to lift off for easy re-filling and cleaning, while discouraging predators. Sloped base keeps seed within easy reach of the birds. UV-stabilized polycarbonate seed tube won’t degrade in the sunlight. Can be hung or pole mounted using Droll Yankees Ultimate Pole System. Manufacturer offers a Lifetime Warranty against squirrel damage. Made in the U.S.A. Ports positioned below perches to deter House Finches and House Sparrows. Capacity Roughly 3.5 pounds of thistle or nyjer seed Placement Birds feel vulnerable out in the open, so try and place your feeder near a bush or tree. If you have other feeders, placing this one near an older one will help the birds get used to it. These creatures of habit could take weeks to feel comfortable at the new feeder. Mounting The feeder can be mounted on a 1′ pole. When to Feed Feeding year round is good for the birds and gives you the most enjoyment. Water Birds need a regualr supply of water for both drinking and bathing. Cleaning Please for the sake of the birds, keep your feeders clean! Dirty feeders can harm the birds. Dry thoroughly before filling with seed. Metal Perches Birds’ feet won’t stick to metal perches in freezing weather since they have no sweat glands in them. Discourage Squirrels Place your feeder 4 feet from the ground and 8 feet from anything a squirrel can jump from.