What type of bird seed feeder you put into your garden is often more of a choice made through a consideration of the aesthetics than it is of the practicalities. If you like the look of the standard tube feeders then that is fine, but there are so many feeders out there that have great visual appeal. Sure, some of them are more expensive, but they are surely worth the extra outlay. You must decide for yourself.
The following 6 products give you some idea of what type of lantern bird feeders are available:-
Green Jem Mini Fat Ball Lantern Wild Bird Feeder, Silver
Rosewood Antique Lantern Style Nut Bird Feeder
Stylish feeder for peanuts (not supplied).Heavy duty metal construction with brushed bronze painted finish.100% MetalModern25528Intergral tray can be filled with meal worms or table scraps.Easy to fill.Supplied with extra strong hanger.
Kingfisher Deluxe Lantern Nut Feeder
Dimensions: 18.8 x 18.8 x 46.5 cm
Capacity: 480g of nuts
It is made of steel, so it is strong and very easy to clean. Its design makes it easy to refill. Some customers have commented that squirrels can gnaw through the wire but most reviews are very positive.
Hanging lantern Bird Seed and Nut Feeder ( green )
This is a nicely designed lantern bird feeder made of strong durable plastic. It has an all-round perch for easy feeding and a sloping roof which helps to keep the bird seed dry.
Most purchasers agree that its design keeps the food dry in the hopper, if not in the tray which can sometimes clog up when the rain is strong. Not squirrel-proof but then few feeders are!
Opus [Perky-Pet] Birds and Berries Lantern Feeder – Hanging Wild Bird Feeder for the Garden
Design with a powder coat rustic brown finish
Patented sure-lock system helps keep squirrels out
1.1 kg seed capacity
Four U-shaped perches
Includes a squirrel-proof wire hanger
Of all the bird feeders that are called lantern feeders this product is probably the one that looks most like a lantern! A nice little touch is the image of a bird on each of its faces.
Opus Lantern Forest Wild Bird Feeder, Green
This lantern bird feeder is manufactured by Opus and is made of durable mesh metal. It has a green finish and according to the manufacturer can service up to 20 birds at one time as it caters to clinging as well as perching birds. The tray also captures any stray seed that may fall.
Its mesh metal collapses when not in use and also deters squirrels from getting too much seed. It can easily be cleaned simply by immersing it into hot soapy water. Overall, a very popular bird feeder at the top of the range for these products.