Bird Feeder, Teletubbies Pipe Style

About: A simple geek with handful ideas and not enough time to make them all happen. So, I'm battling one idea at a time :)

Winter is coming fast, so my Mrs. asked for a bird feeder.

Choosing from what I had left after bit of construction work, I found a plastic pipe. That gave me an idea!

After the work was done, my kid came shouting - teletubbies. Appears it looks like that crazy talking pipe that rises out of the ground.

Time: ~1 hour

Materials needed:
1 plastic pipe
1-2 pipe holders.
3-4 screws
1 piece of wood

Step 1: Cutting the Pipe and Attaching the Holders

This a a simple step.

Cut a small rising opening at one side of the pipe. This is where the seeds come out.

Add 1 or 2 pipe holders onto the pipe.

I added an extra third holder with a smaller screw, as the default one was too big.

The extra (yellow) holder can be turned for emptying contents of the pipe.

Step 2: Table for Two

Add a little wooden plank. It will serve as a table for this local bird restaurant ;)

Step 3: Finished - Two Plates of Escargots De Bourgogne, Please!

Finished. Quick, easy, original bird feeder.

Worm eating birds can be fed by finely chopped meat, lard, seeds, bread crumbs.



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    7 Discussions


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Sorry, what is the question?

    The top of the pipe is removable, so you can easily put in the seeds. then you put back the L shape ending to stop the rain from getting inside the food chamber.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    What is at the the top???
    Just an elbow piece that comes off??
    Is the open end capped??
    Or left open to still allow moisture and bugs??


    9 years ago on Introduction

    What controls the rate at which the seeds come out?  what type of seed do you use with it?  I was just curious as to what keeps the seed from pouring out?

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Small wooden plate stops the seeds from pouring out completely, and the small opening at the bottom of the pipe controls the speed of flow.

    A small ammount of seed will fall out and the rest will stay in untill the first portion is removed. It's bit like gravity feeding.

    About the type of seed... small ones pour out too fast. I am thinking about sunflower seeds.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I really have no idea, Zenophane, as I built from leftover scraps, but it should not cost more than 2-3$