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Generic / Universal Seed Tray UK (1 Viewer)

Taxboy

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I've had a quick internet search and was wondering if anyone could please point me in the direction of a generic / universal seed tray to fit under my hanging seed feeder to catch some of the spilt seed. My initial results seem to come back to trays which fit specific brands of feeder and unfortunately I don't know what make mine is - it was left with the house when we moved in.

Normally I wouldn't bother but this year the greenfinches in particular are getting very fussy and dropping more seed than they eat so trying to reduce the useage a little !!

TIA
 
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BNALady

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I've had a quick internet search and was wondering if anyone could please point me in the direction of a generic / universal seed tray to fit under my hanging seed feeder to catch some of the spilt seed. My initial results seem to come back to trays which fit specific brands of feeder and unfortunately I don't know what make mine is - it was left with the house when we moved in.

Normally I wouldn't bother but this year the greenfinches in particular are getting very fussy and dropping more seed than they eat so trying to reduce the useage a little !!

TIA
I'm having the same problem with seed droppings. We sat one of those wrought-iron plant stands underneath and laid a plastic bird bath on top of that. It's catching a lot so far, but there's still a lot of seeds that fall to the ground. And when it rains or the sprinklers come on, it fills up with water. There doesn't seem to be a good answer. I'm told the ground feeders will eat the spilled seeds, but that hasn't happened so far. At least, they haven't been able to keep up. Then we've ended up with a smelly mess of spoiled seed.
 

Taxboy

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I'm having the same problem with seed droppings. We sat one of those wrought-iron plant stands underneath and laid a plastic bird bath on top of that. It's catching a lot so far, but there's still a lot of seeds that fall to the ground. And when it rains or the sprinklers come on, it fills up with water. There doesn't seem to be a good answer. I'm told the ground feeders will eat the spilled seeds, but that hasn't happened so far. At least, they haven't been able to keep up. Then we've ended up with a smelly mess of spoiled seed.
I have looked again but I believe the only solution is to buy matching feeder and tray unfortunately. I'm not inclined to do that currently but if in the future the feeder gives out on me, it will be something that will figure in any replacement
 
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