Sometimes a feeder works great right out of the box. But sometimes you need to make adjustments. I use Erva’s Starling Proof Mealworm Feeder to offer dried mealworms to Eastern Bluebirds and Carolina Wrens. I like this bluebird feeder very much, but I think it is designed for live mealworms rather than dried. You might not think that would make a difference but it does. I needed to make a change to use Erva’s mealworm feeder with dried mealworms. (Don’t worry, it’s easy.)
Are you looking for a bluebird feeder that will keep starlings out? After many weeks trying to offer dried mealworms to Eastern Bluebirds and Carolina Wrens, I finally have a winner, Erva’s Starling Proof Mealworm Feeder a.k.a. “Bluebird Feeder”! This is my review.
This is the story of how I tried to use a Squirrel Buster Standard feeder to offer dried mealworms to Eastern Bluebirds. In the end, it turned out not to be the best way to do it. But I learned a lot about Eastern Bluebirds and European Starlings in the process . . . and did find a better feeder choice for this purpose in the end.