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Song Bird Feeder Plans

Plans & Instructions

A Large Feeder for Backyard Bird Feeding

19 1/2" tall.  Accommodates six feeding song birds at one time. 

Squirrel Proof:  They try, but they can't retrieve seeds from the 1" diameter by 3/4" deep holes and eventually give up. 1" diameter hole keeps bullying from larger birds to a minimum.

Easy Filling:  Just slide the roof up and pour the bird seed in the top. Durable 3/4" thick Pine and corrosion resistant screw construction.

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Winter time is when birds need help finding food, especially during severe weather.  Constant feeding is their sole source of energy and warmth.

Sunflower seeds are a premium feed as they are a high energy and nutritious food source, leave less waste than some other seeds and attract popular bird species including FinchesChickadees Nuthatches and Titmice.
 

Finches have specially adapted bills for cracking seeds

Chickadees and Nuthatches snatch seeds and fly to another perch where they peck the seeds open while holding them with their feet.

Assembly required (see instructions and plans below).

Securely suspend feeder where predators cannot sneak up on feeding birds and where it can be easily reached for safe refilling. 

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Safety First

 

Assemble woodworking projects in a safe area on a work bench at a height between waist and chest.

Wear eye protection.  Eye injuries are the most common assembly mishap.

Keep hardware and tools away from children and infants; store away when not in use.

 

 

 

Assembly

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   1.  Fasten One Side to the Front Panel and One Side to the Back Panel with Screws using Phillips Screw
        Driver.  Make certain Upper and Lower ends are aligned:  Rope Holes are drilled near the Top of
        each Side Panel.  Feeder Holes are drilled above Dowel Holes (for Perches) in Front and Back Panels

 

 

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         2.  Fasten Floor to Back Panel with                        3.   Lay Back Panel (with Floor) on its back and 
              Screws.   Floor is fastened from                             insert Hoods in curved grooves. Cut Hoods
              back side only to prevent splitting.                         from plastic fluorescent tube guards or 
                                                                                        discarded cylinder-shaped plastic bottles.

 

 

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  4.  Carefully lay opposite set (Front & Side) in place
        making certain each hood fits into curved groove               5.  Fasten two sets together with screws.
        by pushing with a finger inserted into the holes.

 

 

 

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6. Snug fit Perches into               7. Thread Rope through Holes in           8. Suspend from secure hooks
    Dowel Holes. Glue if desired.        Roof and Side Panels.  Tie                    nails, or wire from tree
                                                      knots in each rope end and                  branch, eave, or post.
                                                       tighten securely.

 

 

 

 


Song Bird Feeder Plans

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Castle Feeder                  About Feeding Birds

 

City Birds                   Bird-Fruit Chart, Gilbert H. Trafton's List of Birds and Fruits They Eat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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