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Made bird feeder out of plant holder but birds not eating from it

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Old Friday 4th July 2003, 11:39   #1
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Made bird feeder out of plant holder but birds not eating from it

Hi, My name is Judie, I had a 3-panel screen that used to hold potted plants, I decided to turn it into a bird feeder, I went out and bought some screen, cut it out placed it on the bottom and filled with bird seed. The depth is about 3 inches, but the birds do not eat from it, could it be too deep for them? It makes for an interesting feeder but if they don't eat from it, then I will go back to using it for a plant feeder. Thanks for anyone who can give me insite regarding this. Judie
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Old Friday 4th July 2003, 12:44   #2
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You might need to give them time. Once they are familiar with it they'll start to feed from I should think.

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Old Friday 4th July 2003, 13:13   #3
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Thank you, I will give it time to see how it works, I guess nature = time and time = nature, and it will work out. Judie
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Welcome, Judie! You'll find this one of the best forums around.

And while I can't picture your new feeder, I love the idea of recycling anything, especially if it's for the birds.

And where are you located? What kind of birds are you expecting to get?
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Old Saturday 5th July 2003, 10:40   #5
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Judy,

It's right what others have said regarding giving the birds time to accept your feeder as they are naturally very wary creatures. Also consider the quality of your feed. I used a local supplier of feed but never ever had very many birds on my feeder. After i had changed to a new supplier and his different mix they now flock to my feeders in much larger numbers. So be patient and if neccessary experiment with the mix.
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Old Tuesday 27th July 2004, 20:27   #6
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Hello,

I bought a really great birdfeeder while I visited some friends in Philadelphia, PA. At the Philly-Flower show I found a feeder has been wonderfull!
It's called the Altanta birdfeeder. I have picture of it in my back yard.
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I find that it doesn't matter what the feeder is like if you position it actually in the tree amongst the leaves and branches. The birds will always go to that one first - security I suppose. I love the way you call your beautiful garden a "back yard" - to me a back yard is a strip of concrete with not a green leaf in sight! Definitely not like yours! When does a back yard become a garden?
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Old Monday 30th August 2004, 13:55   #8
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Hi Claire - I've noticed this is your first post, so - welcome to the forum. (It might be a good idea to say "Hello" in the welcome forum, then you'll probably get more replies).

I think in the US, anything is called a "back yard" if it is at the back of the house - so a back yard becomes a back garden if it is moved to the UK!!!
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