I don’t have anywhere to hang my feeders. We have several and all of us like to watch the birds. I wasn’t sure where to put them since we have no trees and not a lot of running around area for the kiddos.
I do know a couple of things…
1. I don’t want the feeders in the garden area. That ends up being a lot of extra weeding. Ugh.
2. I do not want to mow around bunch of poles.
3. It needs to be inviting to the birds and have somewhere for them to “hide” or sit.
4. It needs to be easily seen and easily accessible to fill and clean.
After thinking about what we have and what we want, this seemed like a good temporary solution while we plan the new backyard to meet our needs.
Using what we already had until we know what and where we want, this is what we did:
We took 2 fence posts and a piece of re-bar (used in cement laying) and some baling wire.
We pounded the posts in the flower bed in the back by the cement retaining wall. We wired the rebar to the posts. Then we hung three screw links on the bar and used those to secure the bird feeders to the rebar.
The birds love it.
I love it – the “mess” is contained in the flower bed (unless you pour it all over the lawn…argh!) It is so easy and enjoyable to sit on the patio and watch the kids and enjoy the birds.
The next place we have feeder is on the old stumps. The plate is one we bought at Salvation Army for $1.00. We are using it to feed the blue jays and the cardinals. Right after JuneBug and I placed it on the stump, we watched a cardinal swooping back and forth between the neighbors fence and the other neighbors tree, singing and wanting the seeds, calling to us to leave so he could eat. JuneBug thought it was great fun. =) So do the squirrels.
These are just sitting on the old stump by the patio – a fun place for the little sparrows.