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What Birds Could You See at Your Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder?

What Birds Could You See at Your Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder?

One of the joys of having a garden is watching the birds flying in and out, filling the air with their songs.

If you want to attract birds to your garden, you’ll need to provide them with food – and preferably place this food in a squirrel proof bird feeder, so that it isn’t stolen by squirrels or other pests, such as rats. But what types of birds are you likely to see when you place a squirrel resistant bird feeder in your garden?

The Roamwild PestOff Bird Feeder is an ideal solution if you only wish to feed songbirds and not pests.


Sparrows are the most common garden birds in the UK, as they rely heavily on humans to provide them with food. They also stay in the UK throughout the year, so during the winter will need some extra food, as well as a place to shelter. If you provide both of these, you’ll see loads of them in your garden!

Blue Tits

There was a time when blue tits were on the decline, however they have made a dramatic comeback, and are now the second most common bird found in UK gardens. Blue tits absolutely love mealworms, so if you want to attract them, you should ensure your squirrel proof bird feeder is able to dispense this type of food.


Starlings might not be the most glamorous of garden birds, but they still need feeding just as much as all the other visitors to your garden. There is a slight problem though: starlings tend to be pretty greedy, and can end up taking all the food before other birds get a chance. To stop this happening, make sure you get a bird feeder that can be used by multiple birds at the same time.


Blackbirds are some of the most welcome visitors to any garden, thanks to their beautiful song. If you want your garden filled with their melodies, it is best to fill your squirrel proof bird feeder with flaked maize, as this is one of their favourite foods. You should see them in your garden quite a lot, as they are one of the UK’s most common birds – although numbers have been slowly falling for a while.


The number of robins in the UK is currently on the decline, however they are still pretty common in gardens throughout the country. Robins like to cling onto the mesh of a bird feeder, so it is important to purchase one with this feature if you want to attract them. They are the only garden birds to sing during the winter, so you definitely want them in your garden during the winter months!

The Roamwild PestOff Bird Feeder is an ideal solution if you wish to feed only songbirds and not pests.

The Pros and Cons of the Top 3 Bird Feeders

The Pros and Cons of the Top 3 Bird Feeders


There are a number of different bird feeders on the market, so deciding on which one to buy can often be tricky.

To help you choose, we’ve produced this guide to the three best bird feeders out there, so you can buy with absolute confidence…

3) Cage Feeder

We’ve put all cage feeders together, as they are pretty much all the same. They hold bird food in place properly, and can be hung out of the reach of certain pests. But what about pests such as squirrels and rats – pests that can easily scale a tree to reach the tasty morsels inside? Well, with a cage feeder, the squirrels won’t be hungry for long, as they’ll easily be able to steal all the food inside. For this reason, we’d recommend a squirrel proof bird feeder instead.

2) Squirrel Buster Mini

The Squirrel Buster Mini is a squirrel proof bird feeder – as the name suggests! It works by using the weight of the squirrel to its disadvantage, as when the squirrel hangs on the feeder, the feeding ports will close and block access to food. When a bird sits on the perch though, the weight is not sufficient to stop them feeding – plus the wire mesh allows for extra perching room.

There are a few issues with this squirrel proof bird feeder though, with one being the fact that there’s only a very small rain protector on the top, meaning that inclement weather can spoil the bird feed. What’s more, the mesh – although great for birds – can easily be damaged by gnawing squirrels, allowing them to potentially break in.

1) PestOff

The PestOff squirrel proof bird feeder is the market leader, and for good reason. With individually spring loaded feeding ports and a strong body – specially designed to prevent pests from causing any damage – it is regarded by Which? magazine as one of the best bird feeder on the market. It not only prevents squirrels from stealing food, but is also proven to stop large birds and rats as well.

Perhaps the best thing about the PestOff squirrel proof bird feeder is this though: it comes in three different designs, each of which is specially built to contain different types of food (mixed seed, peanuts and nyjer seeds). This means that they dispense food perfectly, never getting blocked and stopping birds from feeding. PestOff really is the number one bird feeder on the market, so why not see why for yourself?

Which Magazine review the PestOff Bird Feeder by Roamwild

Roamwild PestOff squirrel and pest proof bird feeder.

Which Magazine

THE CLAIMS Not only is this feeder 100% squirrel proof, it also keeps out rats and larger birds.


Keeping ingenious squirrels from nabbing expensive bird food can be a challenge. This bird feeder as a large squirrel baffle on the top, and springloaded perches that drop when anything heavier than a small bird lands on them, pulling down a door that closes the feeding holes. It has to be hung at least 45cm away from any structure, otherwise squirrels can reach it without touching the perches. This restricts where in the garden it can be hung. However, even when it was full it was light, so I could easily hang it from a small tree branch some distance from the main trunk. The blue tits certainly seemed happy with it. And while I couldn’t watch for squirrels or larger birds constantly, the peanuts didn’t disappear as fast as they tend to when feeders are being raided, so I assume they were kept at bay. Where to buy: