Saturday, January 18, 2014

The birds have it.

This is a dumpster diver's feeder that I made. The top is a circle of acrylic that used to be part of a Belk's store display. The metal basket is some kind of floral bouquet holder repainted and attached to a part from my microwave that used to be a timer/turntable. The now upside down turntable is attached with screws to a bit of scrap wood. The wood is mounted on a flange that is screwed onto a threaded pipe and the whole thing set into a larger pipe driven in the ground. It's two story - except when it rains, then the seed on the lower level stays dry. The birds seem to like it! Click on photos to enlarge. It's cold and windy today and I've refilled the feeders twice already.

I learned recently that at night, bunnies come to eat the corn and or seeds too.  Imagine my surprise when the newly installed motion sensitive light went off and three rabbits were eating and cavorting under the feeders!

And because no post should considered complete without a cat photo....

Here's the beautiful Gracie.  I absolutely love her Egyptian profile.


  1. Excuse me, that a prettier feeder than any store bought one! Love the bump on Gracie's nose!

    1. Thank you - and I'm sure Gracie calls it her love bump...

  2. Hmmmm... I'm not sure a cat so close to little birdies is such a good idea. And that's a great bird feeder!

  3. I don't know what I'd do if I saw a red bird at my feeder.
    Actually, I'd probably do a little happy dance.
    And I admit to envy of your beautiful cardinals!