Simon King Medusa Feeder Defender - A Bird Feeder Protector

£22.49 Membership Price

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Designed by Simon King

The Medusa Feeder defender is a Bird Feeder Protector that is perfect for small birds but discourages larger birds (Jackdaws / Rooks / Pigeons Magpies etc). Some bird species, such as these larger birds can clear out a seed feeder in a single morning, leaving nothing for the smaller bird species that visit your garden. It has been designed to work with a wide variety of hanging feeders.

Site the Defender... as you would a hanging bird feeder - away from nearby obstructions such as tree branches or bushes. Then hang your cylindrical seed, nut or fat feeder from the hook on the lower inside lid of the defender.

For the defender to be most effective, ensure the bottom of your feeder does not hang lower than the bottom of the dangling chains. After a short while, the smaller birds that visit your garden will learn to comfortably flit between the hanging chains and soon begin to use them as perches when approaching the feeder within or whilst waiting for their turn to feed. The bars on the top of the Defender also provide a comfortable staging post for small birds to perch and wait their turn. Large birds on the other hand dislike the feeling of the chains on their flight feathers and most will soon give up on trying to feed on the protected feeder. Use a separate Medusa Feeder Defender for each feeder you wish to protect from larger birds.

Important : to have the desired effect the feeder must be of a standard type because obviously feeders with a wide tray defeat the object of the defender by providing a grab point

The defender was tested over 3 years where mobbing was a problem and provided safe feed zone for small birds

It will not defend against starlings (which need support) or that sized bird .

Size Approx Height 68cm x Width 27 cm x Depth 27 cm


When can I expect my delivery?

All orders placed before 2pm (mon-fri) will be despatched the same day via Royal Mail on a tracked service.

We do on occasion use DPD, especially for larger items

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Fay Howe

I bought this in the summer as the pigeons and crow families were eating all the suet/seed that I was putting out. The Medusa feeder is perfect, and after a few days of suspicion the starlings (which are in decline) and other small birds like sparrows and goldfinches were feeding eagerly. Pigeons now hang about on the ground below hoping for some titbits to fall on the ground!
The Medusa looks very elegant too, almost like a garden ornament. I highly recommend


This is brilliant! We have lots of feral pigeons in the garden and this definitely stops them getting to the feeder and taking all the food. This is the best deterrent I have ever bought, it is now a joy to see all the smaller birds on the feeder now. Would definitely recommend.