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*Cathy McDowell*Squirell Feeder

My bird feeder quickly became the squirells Restaurant. Hey, it’s fun watching them too. One time he slipped and fell. That was funny and it wasn’t long and he was back up at it again.

I probably should put some new seed in it. Maybe I should do that this evening. 7 years ago


damselflyimportant

this will be really important to have at our new house as we are worried we will miss all the birdies that we have around in the trees near our currnet house. Will also plant natives to encourage them in. 7 years ago


fugaleranyone have any ideas

i just went over our budget and we are overspending way too much. So what is the cheapest way to operate a birdfeeder? It’s not like I want to support a whole community of birds, I just think it would be fun to have one and to watch the birds come and visit. My toddler son is so observant and I think it would be fun to do together 7 years ago


kellgoTotally love mine

We hung it in the backyard and it’s so nice to see all the little birdies come out to feed. They aren’t afraid of our dog and they just sit up there and eat and eat! We hung it in a tree above some grassy, dirt area because they get that seed all over the place.
It is very theraputic and relaxing to watch them eat out there and you just can’t beat free natural entertainment.

I highly recommend this! 7 years ago


damselflygot seed

have acquired some bird seed mix. Just need to decide on the type of feeder I want and a position in the garden at the new house. 7 years ago


Kim NHummingbird Feeder

I have a beautiful hummingbird feeder outside my front window now. :) I’ll be watching for the little critters to come take a drink. :) :) 8 years ago


Kim NI haven't done this

I need to move somewhere else that has a place to put a bird feeder where I can enjoy it. Right now, I wouldn’t be able to see it. What’s the point? 8 years ago


pioneerspiritBut since we moved, we have yet to put it up! Also?

We adopted a cat since our move too. Our old cat never hunted, but this one is a real killer, we put a bell on her, but she still manages to leave little presents for us: rabbits, birds, moles, any advice on where best to put it up? We just unpacked the birdfeeder, had been dropping seed on the ground before that, until we noticed she’d promptly find a place to crouch and hide . . .

Any advice? Would love to attract birds, we have tons of song birds in our yard, maybe even put out birdhouses, but I want to make sure they stay safe. 9 years ago


cat_herderget a bird feeder

I’ve got a couple of them outside the back windows. 9 years ago


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