My friend Lynne gave me this little round mesh birdfeeder a few years ago. It's designed to feed black oil sunflower seeds, but I fill it with cardinal mix (containing sunflower seeds -- shelled & whole, safflower seeds, and shelled peanuts). All of the birdies love this feeder and to alleviate the mess of shells on the patio below, I added a tray feeder beneath to help catch the mess, plus it give the birds another place for dining. I have this feeder hanging right outside the dining room window so I can enjoy the view of the amazing variety of birds the feeder attracts.
Red-Bellied Woodpecker (male)
Pine Siskins really love it!
Pine Siskin & Cardinal
Black-Capped Chickadee & Downy Woodpecker
Female Cardinal & House Sparrows
Thanks for this feeder Lynne! My birds and I really enjoy it!