When hanging feeders are blown by the wind they tip sideways and it is easy for the seed to be blown out of the feeders.
I know this as I have watched this happen – bird food being blown out of the portals of a hanging feeder – what a waste of bird food.
But here is a solution – stop the feeder from blowing about.
Here is a photograph and also a written solution from John on how to stop seed escaping from feeders in strong winds.
John tried the following with success!
Feeders hang from a horizontal length of wood fixed to the top of a two
inch square post.
Under the seed feeder is a small platform of wood.
The sparrows much prefer to sit on this to feed.
On the platform is a small angle bracket which just fits into a tube which is part of the bottom of the plastic feeder which is used. The feeder can vibrate a bit but lost a negligable amount of seed int high winds .
Isn’t that a good idea? Cheers John –