If You Build It, They Will Come

Thursday, 26 May 2011
I love using my drill and I fancy myself a very low-skill builder at this point in life. I've wanted a bird feeder for ages but they are kind of expensive (nice one $25+) and I don't really have a place to hang one. So, I checked out the random wood pile in the back of my property and pulled out a few small pieces. I cobbled together a little bird feeder and ran some screws into it for stability.

I even found an old post and dug a hole for it. I didn't have concrete to set the post so here's hoping a raccoon doesn't try to feed from the wobbly thing. It is sturdy enough for birds and squirrels. 

Don't worry, I'm not fooling myself by thinking my bird feeder is attractive. However, it is free, made from re-claimed lumber and big enough to attract different species of birds.

Today is the first day that the feeder has had seeds in it but so far, no birds. A crow flew low through the yard and eyed it once. 

Kingsley said it looks like a pulpit and maybe it does. Time to sit back and receive a sermon from nature. :)


LizP said...

Your birdfeeder may not be "pretty" but it is rustic and you have the pride of having made it yourself! :-)

Crystal Young said...

First, it fits with your homemade shed I don't think the style fairies would begrudge you that. Second, they will come. It takes a couple of days for them to realize they have a new food source but then you'll have to refill it constantly.

Denae said...

LizP - so true! Thanks for the comment. Crystal - I'll watch for the birds then and not give up! I have 3 bags of bird feed ready for refills but you're right... I'm starting something I'll have to keep doing...