A simple bird feeder

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Project by harry1 posted 11-07-2012 08:36 AM 1408 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I recently posted a photograph of a brightly coloured bird, a “28” feeding from what was just a dish suspended from three flimsy chains. At about the same time Jim Jakosh and Thomas from the Netherlands posted shots of bird feeders that they had made, this made me realise the OUR birds were being deprived of being able to feed in comfort! I was therefore compelled to do something about it, and here is the result, nothing fancy, no plans drawn up, as with most of my projects that don’t include templates, they just evolve as I go along!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-07-2012 12:37 PM

Very nice feeder and you have proof it works. that was a nice detailed tutorial on the build process too!
I never thought about a plug in the bottom. that must be a clean out. I see yours is under a covered area. I had to put some drain holes in so it did not fill up with water from a side rain.

I know what you mean about feed, they eat a ton. I put out ears of corn for the squirrels and the blue jay will come and clean off four ears in one morning. I had an ear of corn on a cord and it is a circus watching the squirrels trying to get it, but once he gets on it, he cuts the cord and drags the whole ear away. These squirrels have been watching too much TV and they are getting smart!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 11-07-2012 04:20 PM

A Wonderful home you have made, Harry!

... and your dodo set worked great… even if it was obsolete! LOL

You should feel Greatly Rewarded by the Doves who, very obviously, loved your feeder house!
... be careful… they just might make a nest in it!
... What a REWARD that would be!

Thank you for the very nice Photo-Shoot!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#3 posted 11-07-2012 04:38 PM

Nice project, I need one of these real bad or should I say the feathered friends outside do…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#4 posted 11-07-2012 10:09 PM

Definitely, a charming way to take them under your wing :)

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#5 posted 11-18-2012 06:53 AM

Harry, the Dodo is not extinct. Iv’e met a few in my time I can assure you. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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