I have found it so difficult and frustrating feeding the birds in this wet weather.
Inside the hanging bird feeders the seed gets wet at the bottom of the feeding ports and is wasted, because it clogs together and forms firm clumps. These clumps are no longer any good for birds to eat.
Seed that has been spoilt by rain is unhealthy for birds
This wet bird food clogs the feeder ports and is so difficult to clean. It takes so much time to bring the feeders in on a dark evening and wash them, clean them and get them dry for the following day.Wet bird food is bad for birds – and bad for us as well, because it means we have bought bird food just to watch it go mouldy, and then have to throw it away..
Even if Iput the hanging bird feeders in among the branches the rain still hits the bird food and the money I put aside for buying bird food has been wasted. But, more importanty there is no food the my garden birds
I saw a really complicated idea on a Bird Forum. The idea was a way to keep bird food dry by using old tubs, but it was too time consuming and seemed complicated, so I haven’t tried it.