Platform feeders are the simplest and easiest feeders to use. Simply spread the feed of choice on the feeder and your done.
Platform feeders can be hung, mounted high with a pole, or placed near the ground. Several commercial designs are available. It is easy to make your own.
Some platform feeder designs can be used to feed fruit or other food items, in addition to seed.
What you should know:
– Platform feeders attract a great variety of species.
– The open design also makes it easy for flocks of grackles and starlings to consume large amounts of seed in a short time.
– Some platform feeders can be easily raided by squirrels.