Aspects Window Cafe Hopper Birdfeeder

Entertainment value for money spent makes this bird feeder the best thing I’ve bought in a long time. It costs about $20, and it can easily provide year round entertainment. I have chickadees and house finches visiting this feeder every day. It only took a week for them to find it (Chickadees are curious birds!). I’m sure my younger self would have loved this. We had a bird feeder outsite but having your own window feeder in your room is so cool that I recommend this as a gift idea for every child and teenager who loves animals. You get to see the birds so upclose that you can almost count their feathers.

House Finch at My Aspects Window Cafe Hopper Bird Feeder
I have been getting a lot of House Finches. A few of the female ones look sick. There is apparently a pox and eye conjunctivitis that effects house finches. This one wasn’t scared of me, so I was able to get close to photograph her.

A few considerations before purchasing as a gift:

– This needs to be placed on a window that doesn’t have a screen.
– Placing it on a window near a tree or bush might help the birds find it.
– Place it higher than 3 feet off the ground and 3 feet from a tree so that squirrels can’t jump up to it.
– Consider buying a bag of seed so they can start feeding the birds right away. Black oil sunflower seeds are a favorite among most backyard birds.

Another similar idea is a window hummingbird feeder. If it’s summertime or if you live in an area that has year-round hummingbirds (here in Western Washington, we have Anna Hummingbirds all year round!), then this is a cool gift idea that creates less mess than a birdfeeder. No shells to clean up!

The hummingbirds actually come and stand on this feeder and will stay long enough to photograph! Click here for photos of these tiny birds visiting.