A couple of ways to make a bird feeder

By Admin | Garden And Buildings / Landscape Design
22 May 2016

Bird Feeders are a useful garden structures, attracting birds assistants.You can use them for the construction of a variety of materials, involving the occupation of their children.The easiest way to make a bird feeder out of the box and bottle.For the construction of capital structures for your own garden will require a board or plywood, and a few hours of free time.It is a responsible approach to the issue of food, because not all the food is equally good for the birds.


How to make the most simple feeder ↑

feeder is a construction of a covered area, which has enough space to accommodate the food and location of birds.This facility is useful for owners of home gardens as attracting birds assistants.It has long been known that birds are the nat

ural enemies of insects like to build nests far from human habitation.That is why should worry about the survival of the birds in the winter, so as not to lose valuable assistants.

bird feeders
The simplest feeder from a plastic bottle protects and feeds are popular with birds.protects food and is popular with bird

bird feeders out of the box is done easily and quickly.The easiest way to take the empty packaging of milk and do it in a hole wide enough to get to the bird feed.You can also make its own from cardboard, planted on the glue.Another simple and popular material is a plastic bottle in which the bore holes.

Making bird feeders - an exciting experience, which is to involve younger children in the house.It should teach that different species of birds need different design "winter dining."So for bullfinches, pigeons, sparrows will suit those who are equipped with broad tap holes or those with open wall.In such stable enough feeders easier to get to the food.Titmouse prefer more complex and difficult options.For example, the feeder tap holes with narrow, deep and made of bendable material or swinging on the line.

Video: production of plastic bottle feeders ↑

main types of bird feeders ↑

  • design from the bottom with walls, the walls and the roof gable (usually made of wood or plywood).
  • Golf-table, installed on the leg which is located across the bottom drain pipe made of plastic, which protects the feeder from squirrels and cats.Optimally, such a structure placed at a distance of a couple of meters from the house and the nearest branch.At the height of the feeder should be more than half a meter.
for the birds
Golf-table without a roof would require periodic cleansing of snow
  • mesh or steel cone-shaped grille, which put different types of food depending on the species of birds involved.For example, thrushes, bullfinches, waxwings well prepare berries of mountain ash and viburnum.This feeder is also suitable for protein, which can be put raisins, mealworms, ground nuts, seeds.
  • Window manger on suckers or other fasteners is good for small birds.It is necessary to place it so that guests are not birds flew into the house.
  • Ground feeders prefer finches, blackbirds, robins, dunnock.This may perhaps be the construction of a roof or just a tray, which is necessary to make the night in the house.
  • tits is to hang a few pieces of unsalted bacon joined together by means of a dense skin.Feeder at the same time are difficult for larger birds.In addition to tits on the wire can be placed small pieces or melted butter.More doing hanging edible trough of dried fruits, nuts, sunflower seeds and fat.

suitable winter food for birds ↑

The feeder can pour several kinds of food that will attract different birds.Woodpeckers, crossbills and nuthatches like sunflower seeds, pumpkin, bacon, pine cones, acorns, nuts.Goldfinches, sparrows and zelenushek well-fed millet, millet and oats.Waxwings and bullfinches peck happy elderberry, mountain ash.

food for birds
Tit like feeders, which put nutritious balls from lard and various seeds, nuts

One of the most enjoyable for the tits are edible treats feeders.Prepare them as follows.Unsalted bacon melts at a lower temperature, and then thereto are added dry ingredients (different seeds, dried fruit, nuts).Is necessary to prepare in advance some small form, in which the mixture gradually hardens.Previously all the ingredients are well mixed, and placed in the center of the container attached to the wire at the end of a rope.After solidification of edible bird feeder can be hung in the garden.

Suitable types of food: fresh unsalted bacon, meat, beef tallow, butter, raw sunflower seeds, millet, corn, rice, wheat, hawthorn berry, viburnum, mountain ash, white bread, egg shells (calcium source).It should refrain from feeding birds black bread, chips, corn flakes, fried, sweet and savory products, as they can cause a disorder of the digestive system of birds.

How to build a wooden trough for the capital infield ↑

in your own garden owners often hang purchased or self-made trough of wood or plywood.The most simple and convenient design a gable roof can be assembled in a few hours.First is to make a drawing of the bird feeder, and then proceed to assemble it.

compartment for filling feed
Classic version of the trough can be supplemented with a compartment for filling feed

can make simple and easy construction with a compartment for filling feed Plexiglas.To work need a board length 2m, width 20cm, thickness 2cm or water-resistant plywood.Plexiglas is inserted into the side walls, where using a milling machine is doing the grooves depth of 4mm.Parts feeders are mounted with screws, all corners must be sanded.

with their own hands
elements feeders: gable roof, side walls, a bottom flanges

On each side is to make the round of perch strips are inserted into the edges of the flanges (item №8) where it is necessary to drill holes (10mm in diameter).The right half of the gable roof is collected together with other elements, and then with the help of furniture hinges secure the left side.Food, one filling of which should be enough for a few weeks, will gradually fall out the bottom of the trough through the gaps between the side walls and a bottom.

Capital bird feeders, a photo of which is best done when the birds arrive in the building, guests will delight children, if they put their efforts in the construction.Therefore it is necessary to involve little helpers.

Drawing feeders
drawing sidewall classical bird feeders.

If you decide to make bird feeders, pictures can be a good source of inspiration.You can make quite a standard structure, or to go further and come up with something extraordinary.In any case manger - a real help to the birds, which subsequently benefit the people and because feathery helpers - great fighters against pests.

Video: assembly instructions feeders ↑