We often forget about our
You can help the survival of bluebirds, finches, chickadees, and lark buntings (Colorado’s state bird) which love high altitudes all across North America. A couple of easy options would be to buy an already prepared bird feeder or to make your own!
Making a bird feeder? you say…that will be too much effort. But, it’s not. Making a bird feeder can be simple and fun, and a great project to do on cold days when you are stuck inside. Also, kids love to make them. Below I have listed 3 DIY bird feeders but I’m sure you can use your imagination and create many others.
First DIY bird feeder that I love to make is really simple. All you need is bird seed, a towel paper roll, peanut butter, and pretty ribbon. Take the towel paper roll, coat it with peanut butter and roll that in bird seed. String the ribbon through the center of paper roll, leaving 1-2 feet of ribbon on each side of roll, then tying together with a bow at top. It’s already to hang out on an eve or branch and watch the little feathered friends flock your way.
Another fun and easy bird feeder you’ll enjoy making
Recycle one of those big plastic, sparkling water bottles! There are so many uses for those but this DIY will help our feathered kids outside!;) All you need is that plastic bottle (because it holds up to all kinds of weather), an
This next one is pretty cute and I like the total recycled look, not super fancy though! Use a pair of scissors to cut two windows into a milk carton, complete open up the top of the carton, string a ribbon through the open top, and hot glue gun the top back together. Fill with birdseed and hang!
For those tiny little birds like Finches and Chickadees, this bird feeder is simple and easy to make, letting the smaller birds feed without the larger ones taking over the feeder. Take a can, like a dog food can you are ready to open Using a can opener, open the can only halfway around. Now use pliers to bend the open end half up and flat onto the unopened side. Pour out the food and clean can. Fill with birdseed and tie two strings around the can. It’s now ready to hand outside for the little ones.
Just one more I happened to see somewhere. It’s a measuring cup with a wooden measuring spoon glued to the bottom for a perch! Too cute!!
(This a Red-feather Bulbul)