Bird Feeders Galore!
(Bear Requirement 5b, Page 50)
Choose one birdfeeder below!
|Easiest Bird Feeder
- long 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
Milk Jug Bird Feeder
- Dowel Rods
- About 2 Feet Thin Wires
- Common Nails For Poking Holes
- 1-gallon milk jug
- Wash an empty 1-gallon plastic milk jug thoroughly,
removing any milk residue from it.
- TwoPut the cap on.
- Stand the milk jug right side up on your work surface.
- 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.
- 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
- With the large nail, punch two holes in the neck of
the milk jug, about 1 inch below the cap.
- Run a 2-foot-long piece of wire through these two holes,
twisting the wire tightly above the cap with several turns.
- 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.
- Peanut butter
- Bird seed
|Coat a pine cone with peanut butter, roll
it in birdseed, and hang it from a tree branch