Floral Bird Feeder

January 11th, 2012 - 

 

Ellen Freeman is a specialist in ceramic. The artist confesses that she learned all by herself the ceramic art. She is specialized in stoneware products and porcelain and she is very happy to use botanical elements in her art. I was very happy to get myself inspired by her creative solutions in how to make some bird houses. (more…)

Advices and extra-tips for bird lovers

June 2nd, 2011 - 
 

If you have a passion in feeding animals and if you like them so much, here there are some advices: don’t overfill the feeders. Birds are messy eaters so everything will be messed around. Keep the area clean and be careful not to leave the dried fruits hanged too much.
If birds did not discovered the area yet, there is the possibility that your feeders are rotten and they will smell and be dangerous for birds in a few days. If you can, add some water source also near the grains. If you are so passioned
about this, you can try putting feeders in the same place the year round. Soon they will be habituated to come in the same place and they will know that the area is a reliable food source. So, you will have your friends around, plus tier music:) the whole year. Don’t establish the place in a crowded area or in a place that your cat can easliy reach. Good luck!

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Home made bird feeders

June 2nd, 2011 - 
 

There are shops that sell grains and food for birds in shape of balls. I bought some and gave them to the birds in the park in front of our home, but I didn’t see much fight for food. At least, as those products smell, i understand the poor birds. So I think I will stick to the bread next time. Or, try these advices I found on Ecollo. 
With simple ingredients, we can make tasy treats for our feathered friends. And if you have a tree in front of your window, you can hang those feeders and enjoy birdwatching. For the base, you need either peanut butter, or animal fat,
liquid. Then you need grains, seeds, shelled peanuts, dried fruit ( apple peels, diced pieces of fruits, apricots or berries). as support for your feeder you can take a pine cone and spread the peanut butter all over it and then roll it in the seeds. Also, a toilet paper cardboard can be used instead. If not, you can use a half grapefruit or orange. Carve the middle and fill it with the composition. Than you can hand this in any tree. The last option is to make garlands like in the picture here. You have to take a needle and a string thread and create with this, the fruits and popcorn a nice garland that you can also hang.