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    WayesHomeAccessory
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    I must say, I have seen some of the most creative bird feeders and bird houses out there! I have always wondered though, does using a bird feeder that has any particular color or pattern increase the amount or type of birds that you can attract? Just a thought :)


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    CatsBirds
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    Hi Wayes .. heck I use anything for a feeder. Right now I am using baskets from Goodwill… and found a double basket to put out for Easter. 

    I have used so many different types… hubby made all my jelly feeders for me for the orioles… his own designs.   I have made feeders out of tv dinner trays… wash pans, dishes, fancy dishes,  anything and everything… the more the merrier..


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    WayesHomeAccessory
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    Those ideas are very creative for attratcting birds!
    Especially the baskests from Goodwill. The wicker from the baskets will help to provide a more natural like setting for nesting.


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    Stelios
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    Yes, Waynes there are so many pretty feeders out there….The squirrels just love them.  That’s the problem.  It’s the feeders that keep these critters away that I like.  Otherwise the birds get only the crumbs so to speak.  It’s a daily battle.

    I tried something different this year.  I have a rectangular flower box that is attached to the deck (fence).  I just kept sprinkling nyger all winter…even now.  I have never had so many birds at one time feed like they did on this flower box.  It was so easy for them.  Sure occasionally the juncos bullied the goldfinches.  In the end, everyone stuffed themselves.


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    Posynut_NY_zone4
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    I have mostly metal locking feeders for suet and spring controlled metal feeders for birdseed.  So that controls the weight of birds feeding and the squirrels on the perches closes the seed of so they can’t feed.  The squirrels quite often slide off the top of the metal roof tops of the feeders especially if they are wet or snow covered they are all the more slippery.  I have 2 tray feeders and sometimes the squirrels will manage to get on those.  I have trouble with grackles and starlings going after birdseed every chance they get this time of year.


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    WayesHomeAccessory
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    I like your idea of controlled spring metal locking bird feeders! It is indeed a clever way to keep the squirrels out of the bird feed. http://wayeshomeaccessories.weebly.com/bird-feeders-and-bird-houses.html


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    dzyg
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    I collected two tree stumps when a park where I work at cleared some trees on the edge of the woods path. I put them in a big flower pot on my deck and then put peanuts on them. Works awesome!

     


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