Do you want to add a little sparkle to your garden? We found five of the best copper top bird feeders that will make your x shine.
Copper is a beautiful choice for bird feeders and other lawn decorations. It doesn’t rust or corrode, sparkles in the sun, and creates a unique accent that blends with almost every garden style.
The 5 Best Copper Top Bird Feeders
1. Copper Acorn Seed Feeder
The copper acorn seed feeder’s lid is crafted to resemble the rough top of an acorn. Like an acorn, the top screws off to allow easy filling of the clear plastic tube. It has two perches, and two feeding apertures, making it perfect for finches and similar small songbirds.
The cavity of the acorn feeder holds 2.5 pounds of birdseed and is an excellent container for the small, black sunflower seeds or small bird seed mix. The copper catch tray help prevent seed waste. Drainage for the tray keeps it from becoming a mess after a rainstorm. Overall, a lovely conversation piece for your garden.
2. Brushed Copper Oriole Feeder
Want to attract fruit eaters to your garden? The brushed copper oriole feeder might be just the thing!
The copper roof is shaped like an open umbrella, sheltering scroll-work holders for two orange halves and two glass cups for jelly or similar substances. The two clear glass cups are removable for easy cleaning and refilling.
Orioles, waxwings and mocking birds all love fruit, and will be attracted to this charming feeder. It comes with a 9 ½ inch hanger, making it easy to position it near a shrub or shady area that will be attractive to these beautiful songbirds.
3. Perky Pet Panorama Bird Feeder
A little less showy than the two previous feeders, the perky pet panorama bird feeder has a practical design that will keep your feathered pensioners well-fed without wasting seed.
The feeder is designed for the seeds to filter down into a feeding cup at the bottom of the seed container. When the cup is full, it will stop dispensing seeds.
Surrounded by a sturdy, copper feeding perch, it easily holds two pounds of birdseed, and will dispense the larger seeds well-loved by cardinals, woodpeckers and other seed eaters. It includes a sure lock cap, patented, to keep those pesky squirrels out of the bird seed.
4. Perky Pet Copper Finish Triple Tube Feeder
The Copper Finish Triple Tube Bird Feeder is well-named. With three tubes for holding up to ten pounds of bird seed, you can keep multiple birds of different types happy.
The ports, as well as the protective bell-shaped top, are sheathed in sturdy copper to help defeat determined squirrels. The ports can be flipped to accommodate mixed seeds or thistle seeds.
Perch hoods shelter birds while they are feeding. The copper has been treated with a powder-coating to protect it from the elements. Over-all, it is a sturdy, practical feeder that will make an attractive addition to any garden.
5. Copper Leaf Baffle
Dress up your ordinary tube-type bird feeders with an attractive copper leaf baffle. The baffle is 18 inches across and is shaped to look like a spray of oak leaves.
Hang your tube feeder below the baffle to protect it from weather and from ambitious squirrels. The lovely leaf design is constructed from chew-proof metal and comes with a built-in hook for hanging. The wide design will help shelter feeding birds during inclement weather.
This decorative piece will last through many seasons and is likely to be a conversation piece anytime you are showing off your garden.
Caring for Your Copper Top Feeder
With time, the copper finish will weather to a soft brown or even turns green with age. If you don’t want the green tint, give the feeder a quick cover and sealer before putting it out.
Some feeders are already treated, or they have taken advantage of copper’s natural tendency to turn green with age and have sealed the copper to preserve a precise amount of greening.
Anything that is outdoors will eventually need cleaning, and your coppertop feeders are no exception. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot to take care of them.
If you want to preserve the greenish patina, follow these instructions.
- Use a little (very little) Ivory soap and warm water to wipe away the dirt.
- Rinse with clear water and let dry.
- Use a hard, carnauba wax to protect the finish such as Trewax, Johnson’s Clear Paste Wax, or Renaissance Wax. Avoid car wax – it contains other stuff that could harm your copper)
- Apply the wax according to package directions using a soft cloth and allow it to dry.
If you have matching nest boxes that have a copper roof, be sure to have a thick layer of wood under the copper to tone down its ability to warm up, and hang them in the shade. The feeders can have some sun.
Coppertop bird feeders are not only practical, they are beautiful. With proper care, they are an investment that will grace your garden or yard for many years, bringing joy to both viewers and to the many birds that you feed.