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Feeding the birds

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By wagger

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We decided to add a couple of quick and easy feeding sites for the small birds. Take one plant pot, a block of wood that fits in the base of the pot, a decent length screw and driver. Send him out in the snow to put it up.

Mark 1 was well received.

The gaffer tape is to give the birds some grip and seems to work well. Too well – the blackbirds tried it too!

Mark 2 was designed to keep the larger birds out

This coal tit seemed pleased.

The blue tit just wanted to know if her bum looked big in this!

The thrush was just pleased to get an uninterrupted meal.

All done and dusted!

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Brilliant idea and the birds obviously approve as well. Well done Wagger and your pics are great.......

11 Jan, 2010

 

That look like a good idea.

11 Jan, 2010

 

Who was the genius who thought that up, Wagger? :-)))

11 Jan, 2010

 

good idea wagger,brill pics too..

11 Jan, 2010

 

Him of course,Spritz - isn't it always the male of the species who come up with these ideas? So he tells me anyway! LOL
Thanks, Lincs and Joanella. Yes, I thought so, Drc.

11 Jan, 2010

 

Clever idea!...

11 Jan, 2010

 

A Brill Invention well done :)

11 Jan, 2010

 

What a good idea. I put food out for them today in seed trays but no birds came to it. :o((

11 Jan, 2010

uma
Uma
 

Great idea, Wagger!

11 Jan, 2010

 

Great work Mark has done keeps the food covered too no her bum does nt look big in that her bum just looks big lol : O ))))

11 Jan, 2010

 

The birds obviously approve of your innovative ideas Wagger :)

11 Jan, 2010

 

Brilliant idea Wagger...I have just woke up SP and showed him and he is going to give it a go tomorrow as well.....Thanks for the ideas.....

11 Jan, 2010

 

Brilliant, that definitely an idea worth copying :)

11 Jan, 2010

 

Good pictures and a great idea cos the little birds do struggle to get their share.

12 Jan, 2010

 

What a good idea :-))))

12 Jan, 2010

 

Great idea. Well done. I love all the pics too.

12 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks for the kind comments. Do you think he should he patent it?

12 Jan, 2010

 

That is fab and the pictures are first class. I will definately get John out with his hammer and nails as ""I want one too" lol I congratulate you on your simple but genious invention. Love Sue x

12 Jan, 2010

 

Very simple but effective Wagger......super pics of the birds too...love the little Coal Tit there...:o)

12 Jan, 2010

 

What a brill idea.

12 Jan, 2010

mad
Mad
 

The simplest ideas are the best they say, but it takes a clever mind to think of them. Pity that the process of getting a patent costs a fortune, because it is so good.
Lovely photos too Wagger, and what a stamp of approval is that.

12 Jan, 2010

 

So sweet I love it you look like you have some fun feeder in your yard I love them I have some too.

12 Jan, 2010

 

Hywel ~ it can take the birds a liitle while to find food where previously there was none. Don't give up, they will appreciate it when they do find it! Then you'll have to keep it up! :o)

12 Jan, 2010

 

I think patenting it is a good idea but your too late to stop me and about a 1000 others following your example.

12 Jan, 2010

 

What a marvellous idea, obviously the birds thought so as well.Lovely photos.

12 Jan, 2010

 

If we do patent it the idea will be free to all GOY members. LOL I'm sure this is not the first time it's been done. Thanks again for your comments. I love the little coaltits, Janey but they move so quickly they're difficult to capture - the pot captured this one for me. :-))))

13 Jan, 2010

 

Great idea Wagger...and cheap to make too ! Love the robin in his colour co-ordinated (almost ) pot !

16 Jan, 2010

 

I wouldn't be at all surprised if he nested in it, Bonkers - they do nest in some ridiculous places.

17 Jan, 2010

 

LOL...they do indeed !

17 Jan, 2010

 

Goodness Wagger nearly missed your fab blog..easy and simple always the best..lovely photos.well done and thanks

19 Jan, 2010

 

I'll pass your thanks on to the initiator of the idea, Deida. Thanks.

19 Jan, 2010

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