TRICK TO STOP LOSING BIRD FOOD FROM A HANGING FEEDER

Hi
Autumn and winter are  approaching fast which got me thinking how much bird seed I have lost over the years in windy weather.

Not only is it expensive but the seeds get every where causing weeds to grow.

Thinking cap on and I thought in places with earthquakes and hurricanes tall buildings have a large weight which can swing when the buildings sway in bad conditions which counter acts the sway.
 
So a simple question can it help with swinging bird feeders.
 
I looked at my Niger seed feeder which seems to be the one that losses most I found a small drain hole on the bottom in the centre. Through this I put some plastic coated wire and hung a couple of fat balls tied to bottom of the wire.(please see attached photo).
It seems to work and I don’t lose much seed so a simple trick that may help other people.
 
It’s not foolproof  maybe other people have a better idea they may want to share
 
Regards
 
Frank

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