Two Bird-Feeders Taking Shape.
Link to cedar feeder for more details
Other models of bird feeders can get quite complicated - e.g., with spring-loaded stands - in order to defeat constant harassment from squirrels. The two feeders I am building now are less complicated and will not defeat squirrels entirely, but will frustrate their attempts to get a free and easy meal every time they visit a person's yard.
Photos will share some details about the feeders but readers will still need to imagine others:
Two sides will hold plexiglass that will act as sturdy barriers.
Keep seeds inside. Keep squirrels outside.
One side of each feeder now has an opening as wide as a seed scoop
Cutting an opening for a wee door is easy work with a scroll saw
Hinges and latches will be attached once second coats are dry
Interior frame prevents the door from getting pushed inward
by a muscular squirrel or raccoon.
I imagine the roofs need paint and trim.
More to follow.
Please link to Last Projects 2017 (3).