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Yep, we have a lot of snow.And many birds who need some help.So I made this feeder.
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posted 12-18-2010 01:03 AM
What a darling little feeder! The eaves do keep the snow off the place where the birds perch. What kind of birds are you seeing at your feeder these days?
-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout
posted 12-18-2010 01:38 AM
The birds who are coming to the feeder are:great tit,robin,titmouse,wren.It’s very nice to look at.And my chicken are under it picking up the pieces who felt down.
7374 posts in 2723 dayshardiness zone 5a
posted 12-18-2010 08:08 AM
Nice feeder Houtje.With lots of snow I am finding a lot more birds at my feeder too.
-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more
3811 posts in 2573 dayshardiness zone 5a
posted 12-18-2010 08:21 AM
That’s a splendid bird-feeder, Houtje. With the amount of snow piled on the top of it, I can imagine the birds are very grateful for your help. I wish I had the knowledge and tools to build feeders and other simple garden ornaments. The ‘barn’ feeder’ my DD gave to me 20 years ago is hanging on by ‘string and baling wire’.
I would love to see a titmouse at my feeder…...also a robin. But I haven’t seen a robin in this area since the cold moved in. I have heard of others that report robins still but they must have more shelter for them…..it’s just too cold here for them to stay. If you put out some dried fruit like raisins, would your robins eat that as well as the birdseed?
-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'
posted 12-18-2010 10:14 AM
I never tried raisins….We had christmas lunch with school last friday and there was some raisinbread left over.I took it with me and gave it to the bird.They like it but don’t know if the robin does.The great tit also love greaseballs with seeds in it.I made them my self and hang them in the trees.
14691 posts in 2943 dayshardiness zone 5b
posted 12-18-2010 10:56 AM
wonderful feeder and gift to the birds.
(Rick saw a robin the other day – a rare (extremely rare sighting) at this time of year, for us.
-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)
1668 posts in 2160 dayshardiness zone 11
posted 12-19-2010 06:50 AM
Very well built bird feeder. I am motivated to make one with little modifications.
-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein
599 posts in 2575 dayshardiness zone 5b
posted 12-27-2010 08:58 PM
nice feeder, well done & extremely well made!
I leave mine out all year-round, I have a squirrel proof sunflower seeder and a suet feeder.
they all love the suet feeder, squirrels and especially woodpeckers.
blue-jaysred cardinalsdoveschic a dee’swrens.sparrows
if you put shelled peanuts on the outside you will also attract blue jays and cardinals.
even pieces of fruit….if it doesn’t freeze to fast.
-- Toronto, Ontario
2290 posts in 2763 days
posted 01-03-2011 02:48 AM
I miss the winter birds already and am curious if they are still fed.
I hope so
I have hung one feeder here, so far no birds at the feeder, every where else there are birds but not at the feeder? In time, they will come.
No snow here either, only up in the mountians but the backyard was 15 degrees C in the sun, the grass is green and little spring flowers are already showing buds
-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )
posted 01-03-2011 07:09 AM
I keep my feeders out year round, when you just put out a new feeder it takes time for them to see it.
I still love seeing my cardinals and jays!
204 posts in 2150 dayshardiness zone 3
posted 01-07-2011 06:39 AM
do you put your feeder close to your house? I put mine by the back door – sure is a mess – but can see the birds from the new kitchen window – is there any reason NOT to put it close to one’s house? (bird germs?) hee. Any advice on this? Love your birdfeeder! Lovely job – birds think so too I bet! ;)
-- bee with what is...:) soob
5117 posts in 2573 dayshardiness zone 5a
posted 01-07-2011 03:53 PM
Nah, it is just the mess that they made can get tracked into the house. That can be swept up though. Place the feeder where you can see the birds and enjoy their beautiful colour.
-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown
posted 01-22-2011 12:26 AM
right next to the kitchen sink
posted 01-22-2011 03:35 AM
oh GreenThumb – I can see that you are going to be tantalizing us with your “tropical” paradise .. “na na-ing” us who are still in real-Canadian-winters :D haha
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