This low roofed bird table keeps the bird food dry and the birds protected when they are feeding. It also makes it difficult for pigeons and rooks etc to get at the feed. I have been told that some persistent pigeons have managed to get some food.
I have not used this bird table yet, so I cannot comment.
Please email Trisha at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a link to a plastic covered wire mesh ground feeder that is lightweight and can be folder for ease of posting. I have used one and they do work
WE STARTED MAKING COVERED BIRD FEEDERS FOR OURSELVES A FEW YEARS AGO. THIS WAS BECAUSE I WAS CONCERNED THAT SNOW WAS COVERING THE BIRD FOOD JUST MINUTES AFTER I HAD PUT IT ON THE BIRD TABLE. IT IS A NEW IDEA THAT BIRDS ACTUALLY FEED INSIDE A BIRD FEEDER, BUT IT WORKS.
THE MESH IS 50ML SQUARE AND SO ALLOWS BIRDS FROM WRENS TO BLACKBIRDS TO FEED INSIDE. THEY SOON BECOME EXPERTS AT FLYING IN AND OUT OF THE WIRE MESH.
THE ROOF KEEPS THE FOOD DRY AND THE MESH ALSO HELPS KEEP THE ELEMENTS AWAY
WE FIND IT ENTERTAINING TO WATCH THE BIRDS FEEDING INSIDE IT. BIRDS HOP IN AND OUT ALL DAY, AND THEY DON’T FLY AWAY AS QUICKLY AS WHEN THEY FEED ON AN OPEN BIRD TABLE
ROBINS, BLACKBIRDS, SPARROWS, BLUETITS AND MANY MORE MIX AND MINGLE INSIDE THIS FEEDER
PEOPLE COMMENTED ON BIRD TABLE NEWS AT THE AMOUNT OF BIRD FOOD WASTED THROUGH ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND SO WE DECIDED TO MAKE SOME TO SELL. BELOW IS ONE OF THE COMMENTS
Hello Trisha – Thanks for your email. I’m not surprised to find that I am not alone with my problem of wasted seed from the feeders and bird tables in wet and windy weather. Like you I have always brought both my feeders in every night and I also change them round at noon so the birds have a fresh dry feeder to use. I then pick out the congealed seed to throw away and, after cleaning the feeder and making sure it is dry, I refill the feeder and then put more food on the bird table. I resent paying £26 for a 20 Kilo bag of seed where a lot of it is wasted.
I’M SURE YOU WILL FIND THIS BIRD FEEDER USEFUL AS IT KEEPS THE BIRD FOOD DRY AND ALSO GIVES BIRDS PROTECTION WHEN FEEDING.
IT IS WEATHER PROOFED WITH A PROTECTIVE COATING
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ORDERING ONE PLEASE CONTACT
I have been asked how to build a blackbird nest box as Magpies are taking eggs and chicks. Here are some ways
Tray or open fronted box with a floor area o 12 inches x 12 inches.
An inverted cone made from roofing felt could be used. Cut into a circle 9 inches in diameter. Cut out and reject a V-shaped sector from centre to a 2in arc at periphery. Cut a 1 inch section from centre (to provide drainage). Now overlap open ends 3in and staple strongly. Resulting cone is approx 7 in in diamater with a depth of 2 inches.
Or try a bundle of pea sticks arranged with a central cave
The Above Was Taken from Tony Soper – The Bird Table Book
I ordered a caged bird feeder from Garden Bird Supplies and it came the other day.
It’s great and I’m really pleased with it.
It’s taken the garden birds a day or two to get used to it, but now they flit inside and get the bird food with ease
I am having to replace most of my hanging feeders with caged feeders (when finances allow)
Rooks had learnt to balance on the hanging feeder that did not have a cage round it. They put their beaks through the feeder holes. Squirrels had learnt to hop along the washing line (the feeder without a cage was hung in the middle of an old long washing line). So I definitely needed another caged feeder
I definitely do not to feed squirrels and rooks!
I would recommend this new caged feeder.
It comes with a matching hanging bracket.
It is sturdy andstrong.
Birds must feed safe within the cage
The lid is chained to the feeder so will not get lost
The Feedsafe’s heavy steel bars combine a traditional ‘parrot cage’ design with impregnability to most squirrels and large birds.
7″ in diameter,
the Feedsafe’s bars enclose a strong polycarbonate tube
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE FEEDER CLICK THE LINK BELOW
It was freezing cold this morning when I discovered the handle on the newish birdfeeder had snapped in two. How annoying is that.
The two bird feeders below lasted me really well – for years in fact. I still use the top feeder every day – have done for years.
a sturdy bird feeder
A good bird feeder
As I said the two bird feeders above lasted me years. When I got them I thought about buying less expensive bird feeders but decided to invest. I’m glad I did because I bought a cheap bird feeder not long ago and it has already broken. The plastic handle has snapped in two
This photo looks a bit strange, but thought I would show what can happen if you buy bird feeders with plastic handles.