Finally, a feeder that really does keep the squirrels out. They can't hang on from the top and when they hang on the bars by feeding area the weight causes the cover of the feeding channels to close. All the birds seem to like it, holds lots of seed, Just made it through tropical storm Hermine and feeder protected food from rain pretty well. After years of frustration, I finally found a feeder I love!!! Spend a few more dollars and end your frustration with the squirrels.