Bird feeder for small birds

Bird feeder for small birds

Tweezak
This is based on a free design I got from http://www.50birds.com/MPFeeder.htm . I made a couple of changes to simplify construction. Primarily the top. The roof is supposed to lift off while the feeder hangs from holes in the main body. I will probably drill 1/8" holes toward the ends of the roof ridge and hang the feeder using aluminum wire. The roof should slide easily on that. I also shortened the feeder a little so all the long pieces can be cut from one piece of cedar fencing (I hope). The site I got this from says it is for sunflower seeds and is set up so that small birds (ie: finches, nuthaches, etc.) will use it instead of large birds like jays. Also, the website says that this is a pretty good feeder for those who have problems with squirrels. Apparently they have trouble with the 1" holes. Once I get this built I'll post up how it went. * * * * I built this yesterday and it went pretty well. I realized I forgot the angles. The roof slope is 30 degrees from horizontal (45 would be easier). I was going to use PVC pipe for the interior baffles but decided on cutting up an aluminum soda can instead. This worked out pretty well as you can trim it to size with a utility knife and a straight edge. Total time spent on this feeder was about 4 hours. It took one picket plus a couple of scraps I had around. doweling was cheap and the pop can was worth a nickel. After I add some aluminum wire it will have cost about $3. #bird #cedar #chickadee #feeder #finch #nuthatch #picket #titmouse
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