This is an easy feeder to construct and hopefully make those berry-eating birds happy.
You'll find this project requires little skill and uses just a few materials and is very inexpensive.
Here's all you need:
- one piece of wood 1" square about a foot long
- a second piece of wood. 1" x 2" about 10 inches long (the upright)
- a plastic plant pot saucer
- some interesting looking twigs perhaps gathered when pruning trees
- an eye hook, some nails and pieces of wire
Nail together the two pieces of wood using two 2-inch nails. The 1" x 1" piece is the base.
Using a few small nails, attach the twigs to the upright piece. Try pointing the twigs in different directions.
Attach the sauce to the top by drilling two small holes in it, one in the very centre and one a little to the side. The centre hole is for the eye hook and the second one is for a nail to hold the sauce down and keep it steady. If you use a washer under the hook (as shown here), the second hole and nail may not be needed.
Using twist ties, hang your bunches of berries to the twigs.
Attach the feeder to a tree branch or hanger in your feeding station.
Then sit back and wait for those hungry birds to discover it!