A Look at Homemade Bird Feeders
If nothing sounds as sweet as the chirping of birds in spring, then why not put up a bird feeder! Recycled and homemade bird feeders are easy to find or make yourself. Take a look at a few of these ideas and make some feathered friends (and possibly some squirrels) happy! One great feature of a homemade bird feeder is that each one is unique. Get started birdwatching right outside your window with the help of a recycled bird feeder today.
Next time you help yourself to some milk from the fridge, think of the birds! Milk jugs are easily transformed for a simple DIY recycled bird feeder. This is a great project to do with kids. Try decorating the milk jug with markers before you hang it up in the yard.
If you’re looking to give the DIY experience, the Recycled Bird Feeder Kit to the right makes a great gift for anyone ages 5 and up.
Clever Recycled Bird Feeders
Take a look at these creations made from creatively repurposed materials:
An old basket, some rope, and recycled lumber make this homemade bird feeder awesome. Photo by: Per Olof Forsberg
A student made this homemade bird feeder below by reusing a coat hanger, tuna can, bottle, and fence plank.
Photo by: mabecerra
Even an old computer can be repurposed into a bird feeder!
Buy Recycled Bird Feeders
Many commercially available bird feeders are made from recycled materials. If you would rather not make your own, here are two great recycled bird feeders to buy.
Made from 90% recycled plastic, this bird feeder is designed for easy maintenance and can feed larger capacities and attract a variety of birds with the hopper and suet holder.
This adorable acorn-shaped feeder is made from old plastic milk jugs and will attract Gold Finches, Chickadees, Grosbeaks, Jays, Nuthatches, Juncos, Cardinals, Pine Siskins, Titmice and Woodpeckers, if the species are native to your area.
Have fun recycling, and thanks for reading!
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