I have heard that once you have a bird feeder in your yard, birds will start to rely on it for their source of food. For that reason, you should not have a feeder unless you are fully prepared to take on the responsibility of feeding them. I have never been good at this, but am going to attempt to try again.
We have been hanging out in the yard a lot lately due to the beautiful weather and BBQ season, so I figure now is the time to start filling a feeder so we can look at all the pretty birds while relaxing outside at the end of a long day at work.
The problem is, there are So Many great ideas for feeders – I want to make or buy them all, but at the same time do not want to clutter my yard.
Here are some that I absolutely love:
While I have seen many teacup feeders, this one from Busted Button comes with a really great user-friendly tutorial. These would make for really great and extremely cheap gifts – just hit up an estate sale for a few matching sets. I have seen these practically handed away for free because they no longer have the full tea set – but all you need is one cup and a saucer! In case you can’t find it, Home Depot sells chain by the foot for really cheap.
This chandelier style hummingbird feeder is sold on Amazon from Parasol. I love the look of this and I know hummingbirds are very attracted to the color red. I love watching hummingbirds – I have no idea how they are able to keep those little wings flapping for so long! I have also seen tutorials where people have re-purposed chandeliers themsevles and use the glass sconce part as a dish for bird seed. A fun money-saving idea if you have a funky old chandelier you are looking to play with!
This Zombie feeder found at NeatoShop is, well, neato. I have a friend who would absolutely love this as a gift. Quite nasty, I must say! The nails are actually perches for any birds that are brave enough to actually take food from this awesome feeder!
I can not wait to start bird watching!