The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54386 Message #841611
Posted By: Bobert
05-Dec-02 - 01:59 PM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching
Raptor: No, I don't sell 'em. Actually, they are conventional feeders but what I built out of a 12 foot porch column is more a *feeding center" with 6 different kind of feeders rigged up with arching hangers, pulleys, rope and cleats fir getting them down to where they can be refilled. It is set in concrete and has a flower box built around the bottom of it with several screened pvc pipe going thru the concrete for drainage. Before I set up the harward I cut a hole in a trash can lid and slid it down over the column to act as a squirrel baffle and get the pole greased below the baffle. The column is capped with another trash can lid and a turned wooden ball. That is the main feeder. Then I have several single pole feeders.
If you'd like a pic of the "monster" PM me and I'll mail you one.
Today has been a busy bird day with the snow and there's a lot of continous activity. Mostly titmouses, nuthatches (which I misidentified earelier as woodhatches... excuse me...), cardinals, blue jays, downey and hairy woodpeckers, and a couple of red-bellied woodpeckers. I expect the pilliatedsany time. They are some nutty birds, fir sure.
If anyone would like to read more about the pilliated find the "reader writes" section at Tweedsblues.net and find my story "Bobert's Birds".
Jerry: Are *WE* a little bored today? Jus funnin'. Black oil?!...