We feed the birds in the winter and for the past few years we have had a flock of Blue Jays that just take over one of the feeders. They can clean out a larger feeder in a few hours and scare all the smaller birds away - including my woodpeckers. So Rejean decided that he would build a Blue Jay proof bird feeder and here it is. There are 14 perches for the smaller birds that fly back and forth from the bird feeder to the trees all day long and there is no tray in the bottom that the Jays used to hang onto and get at the seeds. I will not put out the suet for the woodpecker until the Jays have given up and moved on to another area. Which I hope will far far away from here.