Keeping the bird food inside bird feeders dry when it’s raining is difficult .
Driving rain can seep into the feeding holes in the bird feeders and clogg up the bird seed. This makes it difficult for birds to get at the seed just at a time when they need to get energy quickly.
It’s a messy job trying to get the wet bird food from inside the bird feeders .
I don’t put out all my hanging feeders. I always keep one hanging feeder as a spare. I also have a very old feeder that I sometimes use as a spare feeder. I keep them both dry and clean.
This means that when I bring the rain lashed, wet bird feeders in I know I don’t have to try and unclog the wet feed from inside straight away and when they have been cleaned I can leave them to dry naturally. This really helps me when I’m short of time