Category Archives: Bird Tables and Bird Feeders

Low Roofed Bird Table and flat packed meshed bird feeder

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 birdtablenews@googlemail.com

 

 

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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

Meshed bird feed cover – for sale. Can be flat packed for posting

Wire mesh bird table to keep the pigeons out!

I was fed up of rooks, crows and pigeons eating all the bird food I put out.

Here is a bird feeder with 25mm wire mesh round it.  One side is hinged for access for putting bird food in.  The holes for access are just large enough for birds up to starling / blackbird size.

Another good point is that this bird table keeps bird food protected from the wind, rain and snow.  It also protects the birds from the worst of the weather when they are feeding

 

meshed bird table

 

For more information about price and delivery please email birdtablenews@gmail.com

Below is a view of the bird table with the door open.

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YouTube – Details of a meshed ground feeder

Meshed bird feed cover – for sale. Can be flat packed for posting

Hello Ellyn,

Here are the photographs of the bird feed cover that we have emailed each other about.  I am looking into posting prices to the USA.

If you decide on the other one that is fine

Here is some information.

This is a useful, basic cover which lets the smaller garden birds in so they can feed safely.

It keep out the larger birds and keeps the garden birds safe as they feed.

We do have a cover that can be put on when the weather is bad.

We have made it so it can be flat packed to make postage easier

If anyone else is  interested please get in touch

Trisha

email: birdtablenews@googlemail.com

 

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WEATHER PROOF BIRD TABLE

If you are interested

Please contact birdtablenews@googlemail.com

 

This birdtable keeps bird food dry, keeps birds safe while feeding and keeps predators and larger birds off the b

This birdtable keeps bird food dry, keeps birds safe while feeding and keeps predators and larger birds off the birdtable

 

The low roof of the bird table means that only garden birds can get in. The other side has an opening that is big enough for blackbirds and thrushes to get

The low roof of the bird table means that only garden birds can get to the bird food. The other side has 3 circular openings that is big enough for blackbirds and thrushes to get

 

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These circular holes allow blackbirds and thrushes to enter the bird feeder

Covered Bird Feeder for sale – Hand Made in Britain

Safe from the weather

 

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

Trish from birdtablnews.com

 

We have updated and improved this bird feeder – but take a look at the first one we made

A feeder that keeps birds and bird food dry. Shame the hanging bird feeder fell down!

A feeder that provides shelter to birds while they are feeding  and keeps bird food dry. Shame the hanging bird feeder fell down!

This is the first one of this type we made.  We have improved it and made small changes to it.

If you would like more information or are interested in purchasing a new, unused, updated bird feeder of this type then please get in touch

Trisha

birdtablenews@googlemail.com

HOW TO BUILD OR BUY A BLACKBIRD NEST BOX

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

Here is a link to the copy I have of the   TONY SOPER THE BIRDTABLE BOOK

Here is a link to newer versions of  TONY TOPER THE BIRDTABLE BOOK

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If you don’t have time to make a nest box for a blackbird why not think about

BUYING A BLACKBIRD NEST BOX

Here are two links showing blackbird nest boxes

CJ Wild Bird Food   –   BLACKBIRD NEST BOX – TO BUY
http://www.birdfood.co.uk/product_details.php?area_id=2&nav_id=40&prd_id=887

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Amazon  –  BLACKBIRD NEST BOX TO BUY
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Riverside-Woodcraft-Blackbird-nest-box/dp/B0018558F8

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This is the question Anthony asked me –

I want to build a nestbox for blackbirds but i have a lot of magpies in my garden and i have seen them taking eggs and CHICKS . \\whats the best design please?

GARDEN BIRD SUPPLIES CAGED SEED BIRD FEEDER

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

Feedsafe Giant Seed Feeder

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

http://www.gardenbird.co.uk/Feedsafe-Seed-Feeder/Bird-Food/GBCC08,default,pd.html

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I still have to have a makeshift feeder so that the blackbirds can get at some birdfood but this caged feeder will serve me well for years.

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Feedsafe Giant Seed Feeder

http://www.gardenbird.co.uk/Feedsafe-Seed-Feeder/Bird-Food/GBCC08,default,pd.html

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Hanging feeders are great but I still put bird food on the ground feeder for the ground feeding birds that visit.

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I’VE JUST BOUGHT A BIRD FEEDER

I’ve just bought a bird feeder from Garden Bird Supplies.

I have been looking for a new caged bird feeder and saw some here –

http://www.gardenbird.co.uk/on/demandware.store/Sites-GBS-Site/default/Search-Show?q=caged+bird+feeder

I looked at  this one

Feedsafe Seed Feeder

But I decided on this one  because the openings are smaller and the cage space is bigger

Caged Seed Feeder

Here is the link that gives you information about it –

http://www.gardenbird.co.uk/Caged-Seed-Feeder/Bird-Food/GBCC69,default,pd.html

  I’m sure it will keep the large birds, especially rooks and crows away from the bird seed.  They won’t be able to reach it.  I know this feeder keeps squirrels away because I bought one before

Dear Readers,

If you click on the Garden Bird Supplies image  it will  open the door to a wonderful  Garden Bird Supplies Shop.

You can browse at your leisure

I’ve just ordered a bird feeder, but  Garden Bird Supplies also sell Bird Food that  is recommended by Chris Packam

It is great to have bird food or bird feeders delivered to your door

Why not take a look

I bought this bird feeder about a year ago and it has proved useful

caged barrel seed feeder

Click the link below to find out more aboout it –

http://birdtablenews.com/2009/03/caged-bird-feeder/

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Happy Bird Feeding!

IT PAYS TO BUY A STRONG BIRD FEEDER

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 sturdy bird feeder

A good 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
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This photo looks a bit strange, but thought I would show what can happen if you buy bird feeders with plastic handles.