New Thistle Bird Feeder

I made a new thistle bird feeder and it works pretty good so I designed another one that is waterproof. I used an old plastic peanut butter jar, a plastic lid from a coffee can, wood pegs and some wire. I drilled a hole through the lids and attached a bolt with a loop on the end, adding a rubber washer to seal it. Next I drilled small holes in the bottom to attach two wires to hold the pegs. Next drilled small holes for the birds to access the seeds. Then I attached the pegs to the wires. I am waiting for the first bird to check it out but so far only the squirrel was looking at it. It works much better than the store bought one, holds much more, more waterproof, the birds have more room to be comfortable, it can feed four birds at once and the wind doesn’t blow it all around.

Finch Feeder

Finch Feeder

About Dave Tackett

Dave Tackett is from Sterling Illinois. An avid fisherman since childhood, he has fished all over the Midwest, mainly the Mississippi River pools 8-19. His home waters are pools 13 & 14. After fishing Bass tournaments for many years, he gave it up to fish for Walleye year round. He now guides and fishes for fun. He likes to take photos of the scenic places he visits on the river and likes to keep a video camera running to get footage for his Walleye DVDs. Photography is now where he most of his time working, using professional DSLR cameras and lens. These photos include landscape around the Mississippi River and the Rock River, river birds like eagles heron, egrets etc.
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