The Backyard Naturalist recommends Droll Yankees' Squirrel Proof Feeders, including The Flipper, pictured flipping a hungry squirrel away from the seed!

The Whipper, Dipper, Flipper & Tipper Squirrel Proof Feeders

The Backyard Naturalist recommends and stocks Droll Yankees' Squirrel Proof feeders: The Whipper, Dipper, Flipper and Tipper.

The Whipper

The Dipper

The Flipper

The Tipper

How They Work

Weight-sensitive perches are calibrated to collapse under approximately 2 oz. of weight. Curved perch design encourages cardinals and small songbirds to eat, but prevents squirrels from feeding.

Weight-sensitive perches encourage smaller songbirds to eat while preventing larger birds (and squirrels) from feeding. Perches are calibrated to collapse under approximately 2 oz. of weight

Motor-driven, weight-activated squirrel-proof feeder. It allows birds to eat and saves seed by keeping squirrels away. Motor-driven, weight-activated perch ring allows songbirds to eat, but gently spins squirrels off the perch. NiCad battery and AC/DC charger included.

Weight-sensitive tray attracts ground-feeding birds, but tips under the weight of a grey squirrel.Tray can hold the weight of up to four cardinals (about 8 oz.). Tray collects fallen seed and serves as a platform that allows multiple birds to feed simultaneously from the four ports.

Design and Construction

  • Length and width of tube designed to prevent squirrels from reaching ports.
  • Heavy metal cap fits snugly on tube to prevent squirrels from lifting it to reach the seed.
  • With a large 5 lb. capacity, no need to refill your feeder every day.
  • Internal baffle design keeps seed flowing freely to ports.
  • Hangs from a looped stainless steel wire which reduces motion.
  • Constructed from UV-stabilized polycarbonate, metal

Resisting Large Birds

Note about the Whipper and Dipper: Hungry birds will adapt as best they can to the conditions in order to survive and larger birds will sometimes hang onto the collapsed perch and continue to feed. It’s uncomfortable and difficult so it discourages but may not be the ultimate preventative.

Height x Width x Depth (Inches)

28 x 8.75 x 8.75 28 x 8.3 x 8.3 29 x 8.3 x 8.3 28 x 9.25 x 9.25


Blue Burgundy Forest Green Black

Birds Supported

Birds who may use this feeder include: American Goldfinch, Blue Jay, Bunting, Cardinal, Carolina Wren, Chickadee, Grosbeak, House Finch, Nuthatch, Pine Siskin, Purple Finch, Redpoll, Sparrows, Tufted Titmouse, Woodpeckers