Simple Bird Feeder

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There are a lot of descent bird feeder plans out there, but I think this is simpler and better than most I've seen.

Materials needed:
-Shoe lace
-Washer
-Empty PET bottle (I recommend using one with a big mouth, as it will be easier to fill)
-Old plate or bowl

Tools needed:
-Silicone glue  (More flexible and deals better with temperature swings then standard glues)
-Knife

Step 1:
a)  Make a hole at the top of the bottle top.  Make it big enough to be able to fit the shoe lace through it.
b)  Pull shoe lace through hole, and through washer, then tie a double knot.

Step 2:
a)  Cut 3 or 4 evenly spaced hole very close to the bottom of the bottle.  Don't make them too big (you could always make them bigger later on, if not enough feed comes through).
b)  Drill a few small holes (3-4mm) in the plate to allow for water drainage.
b)  Clean the surfaces to be glued.
c)  Apply 5 or so gobs of silicone glue to the bottom of the bottle, and center it on the plate. 
d)  Apply pressure and let dry for 24 hrs.

Step 3:
a)  Fill up bottle (use funnel if you need to).
b)  Hang outside.
c)  Refill as the birds finish the food.

Enjoy!

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    ajada

    3 years ago

    i made one just like that one

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    StasinG

    5 years ago on Introduction

    The best idea for big nuber of birds. I'm going to make the same today. Thanks for sharing. It would be great to see some more photos of step 2.

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    peterbdStasinG

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Stasin, I posted a closeup for step 2. It is still holding up strong since last year.

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    WriterChick

    6 years ago on Introduction

    What a great idea! Shortly to be executed and live on my porch. Thanks!