Bird Feeders Galore!
(Bear Requirement 5b, Page 50)

Choose one birdfeeder below!

Materials Instructions
Easiest Bird Feeder
  1. long nail
  2. hammer
Nail a long nail to a tree above your head. Whenever fruit is going bad (like an apple), stick it on the nail. The fruit eating birds will peck at the fruit, and the meat eating birds will eat the fruit flies that gather around it!

Milk Jug Bird Feeder

  1. Birdseeds
  2. Dowel Rods
  3. Scissors
  4. About 2 Feet Thin Wires
  5. Common Nails For Poking Holes
  6. 1-gallon milk jug
  1. Wash an empty 1-gallon plastic milk jug thoroughly, removing any milk residue from it.
  2. TwoPut the cap on.
  3. Stand the milk jug right side up on your work surface.
  4. Cut large holes - about 3 to 4 inches in diameter - in two adjacent sides of the jug opposite the handle. Cut the holes in the middle of the side and high enough that the seed won't spill out of the jug when you put it in.
  5. Use a large nail to punch a smaller hole below each of the large holes, and insert a dowel, which the birds will use for perching, through diagonally. The perch should be long enough to stick out about 2 inches on both sides to provide perching spots for your birds.
  6. With the large nail, punch two holes in the neck of the milk jug, about 1 inch below the cap.
  7. Run a 2-foot-long piece of wire through these two holes, twisting the wire tightly above the cap with several turns.
  8. Fill the feeder with birdseed and use the wire ends to hang it from a strong branch or other support. Use black oil sunflower seeds, which will attract the largest variety of birds.
Pinecone Bird feeder
  1. Pinecone
  2. Peanut butter
  3. Bird seed
  4. String
Coat a pine cone with peanut butter, roll it in birdseed, and hang it from a tree branch
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