Homemade Bird Feeders
Homemade Bird Feeders - Are They Worth It?
Well constructed homemade bird feeders bring a lot of satisfaction once completed, and even more so when it achieves it's purpose in providing food and water for the local bird life.
No matter what simple bird feeder we choose to make,
it will require a degree of DIY skills and a few basic tools.
It can be an even cheaper option than buying a feeder if we have the materials at hand or can obtain them without too much expense.
Simple Homemade Bird Feeders To Make
One of the easiest bird feeders to make is a Ground Bird Feeder, which can be as simple as a square piece of flat board with 25mm high edging to stop food falling off.
This same size wood can also be used to provide the legs, one being screwed on each corner.
Another option is to make one of the legs longer, 60cm works well, then drill one or two holes to take a piece of dowel that food could be hung from.
This same homemade bird feeder can be screwed in the centre to the top of a reasonably sturdy post stuck in the ground creating a simple bird table.
Where To Site The Homemade Bird Feeder?
When we position a homemade feeder we should take into consideration quick escape routes for the birds that will feed from it. Especially if there are resident cats!
This is especially true with a ground feeder, as any surrounding foliage can obscure the birds view.
Being placed near or even under bushes achieves this.