Forster bit ( or a bladed drill bit in a pinch)
Aircraft cable and hardware for making loops ( optional)
Step 1: Prepare Cedar Stick
Remove any branches. You don't want birds that can only sit on a perch to feed on this feeder. Birds that can clutch to the side of a tree. From the web site
"BIRDS THAT ARE ATTRACTED TO SUET
Offering suet in a wire cage or suet log is a low-maintenance bird feeder. You refill only once every week or so, you never need to scrub the feeder, and you can leave it in your yard year round. Presenting suet in your backyard will also attract a greater variety of birds for your enjoyment. Some of the backyard birds that enjoy suet include:
- Woodpeckers - downy, hairy, red-bellied, red-headed, northern flickers, and pileated;
- Chickadees, tits, nuthatches, brown creepers, Carolina wrens, tufted titmouse,"
Keeping the "perches " off the feeder reduces the amount of non local birds from the feeder... or so I've heard.
Step 2: Place Eye Screw in Top
Step 3: Drill Out Feeder Holes
Step 4: Prepare to Hang Feeder
1. Already had it.
2. Adds the "man" made affect!
3. Prevents ( hopefully ) squirrels from clmbing down to the feeder.
If your using aircraft cable, make the loop, using aircraft cable hardware, to the eyelet.
Step 5: Hang Feeder
Gifting the feeder? Cut the cable and make a loop at end, just estimate length.
You can also use rope, string or heavy fishing leaders ( metal ones ) Or whatever you want.
Step 6: Fill Feeder With Suet
Step 7: Enjoy the Birds
Thanks for reading! Have fun!