Patent Number: 6,253,707

Title: Bird feeder

Abstract: A bird feeder having a base and an outer wall extending upwardly therefrom with an access opening is said wall, a shroud extending about the feed container, the shroud also having a shroud access opening which is normally substantially in alignment with the feed container access opening to thereby permit access to the feed container by birds, a hanger connected to the feed container, an extendable means within the feed container interconnecting the shroud and feed container such that when a pre-determined weight is placed on the shroud, the extendable means will extend and cause the shroud access opening to move out of alignment with the feed container access opening to thereby deny access to the feed container. The extension on the extendable means is preferably tension adjustable such that an undesired species or marauder can be excluded from gaining access to the feed container. There is also disclosed a baffle which extends inwardly of the access opening to prevent the seed falling outwardly, the baffle being formed integrally with the side wall by material removed from the side wall to form the access opening.

Inventors: Cote; Paul L. (Knowlton, Quebec, CA)

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International Classification: A01K 39/01 (20060101); A01K 39/014 (20060101); A01K 39/00 (20060101); A01K 39/012 (20060101); A01K 039/01 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018