Review: A Bird Feeder Cardinals and Woodpeckers Love

When I started bird feeding a few years ago, my top goal was to attract a Northern Cardinal. I’ve always been enamored with this bird. Recently, I’ve been lucky to have a pair of Cardinals visiting the Solution4Patio Homes Cedar Bird Feeder I have hanging out. They, along with a ton of other birds in my neighborhood, really seem to like it.

With that, I wanted to write a quick review on the feeder, and why I think it’s worth buying. I have a ton of different bird feeders (too many) and usually have three hanging out at any given time. This is one that I continue to keep in my regular rotation, as you can see below. The Solution4Patio feeder is the one on the right.

A hopper bird feeder, suet log bird feeder and squirrel-proof feeder set up on a patio.
This is a common display for me. I like to have a hopper, suet, and some sort of tube bird feeder out.

Just to be clear: I don’t have an endorsement or deal with the creator of this feeder. I just wanted to share the good word on one of my favorites. Read on for more on this bird feeder! I’ll also post some shopping options at the end of the story.

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Why I Love This Feeder

I bought this bird feeder in November 2022. I usually like to have a sturdy hopper feeder out as they accommodate birds of all sizes, especially Cardinals, Grosbeaks, and Woodpeckers. As of now, the feeder still looks practically brand new. So, I can attest to its durability for more than a year! We also didn’t have an easy winter last year: It stands up well in snow and rain.

This feeder is great because it has ample room for bird seed and two cages on the side for suet cakes. If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop bird feeder, this is a fantastic candidate. Songbirds like it and Woodpeckers enjoy clinging on the side cages for suet.

The feeder is made of cedar wood and is pretty easy to clean. You just need to remove the plastic inserts in the main chamber. Refilling it is a breeze. All you have to do is take the roof off and fill it up! It holds 2-3 pounds of bird seed.

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Me refilling this feeder…and desperately hoping my neighbors don’t notice me taking candid photos.

It’s priced around $33 right now on Amazon and has great customer reviews at 4.5/5 stars (subject to change). It gets high marks for its appearance, durability, and for being appealing to birds.

Lately, I’ve been filling this feeder with Audubon Park Sunflower Hearts. I love sunflower chips, but it’s also been great with black-oil sunflower, safflower, millet and even shelled peanuts and suet nuggets. I also slap in some suet cakes on the side when the weather gets really cold to give birds more options for a high-fat snack.

What Birds Like This Feeder

A hopper bird feeder with space for suet cakes.
Almost time for a refill! Sometimes I have suet cakes in this feeder, but I prefer to keep my Birch Log Suet Feeder full.

Birds of all shapes and sizes will love this feeder. But, here are the species I’ve witness firsthand using mine over the last year-plus:

  • American Goldfinches
  • Blue Jays
  • Brown-Headed Cowbirds
  • Black-Capped Chickadees
  • Chipping Sparrows
  • Common Grackle
  • Downy Woodpeckers
  • Hairy Woodpeckers
  • House Finches
  • House Sparrows
  • Northern Cardinals
  • Red-Bellied Woodpeckers
  • Red-Breasted Nuthatches
  • Red-Winged Blackbirds
  • Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
  • White-Breasted Nuthatches

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Any Downsides to This Feeder?

Honestly, in my experience, not really. This bird feeder isn’t squirrel-proof and my local squirrels love it. If you want to avoid that, you’ll want to buy a squirrel baffle and pole for this.

Shopping Options and Compare Prices

Here are some shopping options for this feeder below. Note that the last two are similar, but different types of feeders. I haven’t tested these!

Let me know if you have this feeder or end up buying it. I hope it serves you and your local birds well! This is a great feeder-find.

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