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a bird feeder for all seasons

2178 Views 7 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  bob oswin
I have been feeding birds for several years and enjoy them as visitors and neighbours in my yard.
The feeders I built them 6 years ago are getting the worse for wear with a lot of my handywork pecked away by "bird vandals". :'(
At any rate today I put the finishing touches on a 20" feeder that should give me another 6 years grace.
The wood is cedar fence boards and there is some mitering, some lathe turning and some router work so I gave my tools a decent workout on this.

I have some progress pics if you are thinking of making one .



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I had a pigeon problem this summer.
Man talk about party poopers.
I finally had to make their roosts unavailabe.

My current visitors seem to have reasonable toilet manners.

bird feeders installed and our first Visitor - the terminator

I got a few minutes this AM and took off the old feeders.
6 years and lots of visitors.

I no sooner stuck the big one on the post than Mr. Downey woodpecker showed up for his inspection.

Rata tat tat! :rolleyes:



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Height otf the bird feeders

cranbrook2 said:
Nice work Bob.
it looks 100% better.
how high are they off the ground?
Thanks John:
I have these two in front of the kitchen window on a 4 x 4 post at about 5 feet from the ground. That piece of dryer pipe keeps it cat and squirrel proof.

I have a tube type feeder in the trees for the little birds as they feel safer there. ( I get the odd hawk )
the central feeder feeds Magpies (old meat etc,) Blue Jays, nuthatches, Chickadees, Wrens, pine siskins, Cedar waxwings and Bohemians (rarely)and several sparrow types that I can't identify for sure.
I have had pileated woodpeckers and many downys as per the pic today.
Both my squirrrel feeders are at about the 5- 6 foot height as well.

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