I worked with a wild bird store for years and always loved hearing what feeders people use in their yards. A network of other bird lovers is the best way to find new ideas on how to attract birds to our yards.
So, I thought I'd share my favorite Nyjer seed feeder with all of you: a heavy duty, stainless steel model from Birds Choice.
During irruption years like this, every inch of the feeder has some species of finch clinging to it. Even the chickadees change up their diet every now and then by coming to it. During the summer it's filled with goldfinches and the occasional Indigo Bunting that's brave enough to cling to the feeder instead of perching on the Nyjer tube feeders we have in our yard.
I've never had the seed mildew in the feeder (they empty it too fast!), but I think in damp areas (like the Pacific Northwest) that could be an issue.
And no, I don't receive anything for posting this - just hoping to share ideas with fellow bird lovers!