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Old Thursday 14th June 2018, 20:49   #1
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Inexpensive bird feeders?

Where or how can I get or make inexpensive bird feeders for my garden, as Ive over spent my budget already this week! Would love to get some wild life in the garden so I can watch a count what comes in :)

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Old Sunday 17th June 2018, 00:28   #2
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Where or how can I get or make inexpensive bird feeders for my garden, as I’ve over spent my budget already this week! Would love to get some wild life in the garden so I can watch a count what comes in :)

Thanks for any help

Chilt
I bought a fly by feeder it was like twenty or thirty bucks or so and good quality from H Potter and it was too small for me (seemed like large birds had a hard time with it though others loved it) so it's basically of no use to me, I'd give it to you if you weren't so far away lol but yeah you can definitely find cheaper ones of nice quality if you look hard enough

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Old Sunday 17th June 2018, 00:46   #3
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You can make your own for very little money.
At the simplest, just a platform feeder works fine. Putting a little edge around it will help keep the feed from spilling over the sides too easily.
If you are more ambitious, there are sites that offer feeder ideas and instructions, such as:
http://www.birdsandblooms.com/backya...y-bird-feeder/
If you are a do it yourself handyman, this more elaborate unit might please:
http://www.birdwatching-bliss.com/fr...der-plans.html

I don't know about the UK, but here in the USA, a small water bath is always popular. If it is possible, have a bucket or a hose just drip into the bath, it multiplies the appeal.
Birds just love baths and moving water highlights the opportunity.

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