You’ve DONE IT!!!! I really had my doubts after trying so many different versions of squirrel proof feeders. But I have to ‘hand it to you’…You did a MARVELOUS job. I hung the feeder when it came in early December. The squirrels tried for a couple of days, and were unsuccessful. It took the birds over a month to use it though. But now, in mid February the small birds are on it regularly, and the squirrels won’t even attempt it any longer. CONGRATULATIONS to you and your wonderful design. Thank You SOOOOOO MUCH ! Laurie – Montgomery Illinois.