Sounds funny but it is working. The Blue Jays somehow land on the small pegs and spill the seeds on the ground. Even the woodpecker (who we don't mind feeding at the bird feeder) manages to spill quite a lot of seeds. Rejean tied a stuffed animal - the beaver I bought him this summer when we were having problems with the beavers - to the top of the feeder and lo and behold, it worked. It scared the larger birds away!! The small birds don't seem to mind it and they continue to feed all day long.
You use what you have.