PEANUT FEED­ERS WE LOVE

Birds & Blooms - - Bird Tales -

Scat­ter nuts in a tray feeder for an in­stant lure, but try these spe­cial feed­ers, too.

1 SIM­PLE AND STURDY

This feeder makes it hard for squir­rels to get the nuts, but wrens, chick­adees and other birds find plenty of places to get a grip. Sun­flower Seed and Peanut Feeder, $15 at perkypet.com

2 SQUIRREL BUSTER

Squir­rels make peanuts van­ish in a flash, but Euro­pean star­lings and grack­les are at­tracted to this snack, too. Block eager eaters with this squirrel-proof de­sign. Brome’s Squirrel Buster Peanut+, around $58 at ama­zon.com

3 DOU­BLE DUTY

Holes in the sides of this re­cy­cled-plas­tic feeder are tai­lor-made for flick­ers and other wood­peck­ers to reach in for peanuts. They and other birds can also eat from the wire mesh hop­per. Wood­pecker De­light Bird Feeder, $50 at dun­craft.com

4 BALL OF FUN

Watch wood­peck­ers, squir­rels and other peanut-lovers ex­tri­cate their prizes from this metal feeder. The un­usual shape holds 1¾ pounds of shelled peanuts. Peanut Ball Feeder, $11 at wbu.com

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