Sunday, October 19, 2008

BACK TO THE FEEDERS


Now that the weather is cooling down the birds are back at the feeders. Juncos are usually ground feeders but this little guy was checking out the supplies in the home made feeder. Good thing because the ones on the ground didn't show up as well as this little guy did. I mean I could see them in the picture but it wouldn't post very well.

Incidentally the feeder is plastic plant pot base. I used and awl to punch some holes in the bottom so water will drain out. Then s hooks and chains to hold it. Took maybe half an hour to make. The squirrels hand from the branch, use one paw to pull up a chain and use the other to grab the seeds. They are very, very good at it. If a little messy.



3 comments:

Leigh said...

But doesn't that drop the seeds to the ground for the Juncos? lol It's amazing how "nature" works sometimes.
That's a very clever feeder. Bro made a feeder out of a plastic toolbox tray to hang from L-brackets in front of the livingroom window that the chickadees, and other winter birds just love.
:) Leigh

Dannelle said...

I am almost tempted to quit feeding the birds because of the squirrel damage- that means quiting gardening too! I am so tired of working hard and poof, one morning it is all destroyed. I do l love my birdies qnd garden...perhaps I shall just admire yours! Dannelle

amy said...

I love the juncos---saw one the other day, so winter is truly approaching...