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Making a Bird Feeder

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What is more fun than watching birds feeding from a bird station or feeder? Whether you are lying in a hammock outside or lazing by a window in your home, birds are fascinating creatures to watch.

Here are the materials you need to make this easy bird feeder:
• A log approximately 18 inches long and about 3 inches in diameter – it is best to make sure the bark is still on the log because this will give the birds something to hold on to.
• One ¼ inch diameter 24 inch long dowel rod
• Screw eye or hook
• Plastic-coated wire (like you would use for a clothesline)
• Waterproof glue
• Suet and seeds, or a mixture of peanut butter and cornmeal

• Make sure the top of the log is level in order for the hanger to attach easily to it.
• Cut the dowel into 6 pieces, each 3 to 4 inches long. Drill ¼ inch holes into the log at different intervals to make perches for the birds.
• Drill circular holes 2 inches in diameter and about ½ inch deep about each perch hole.
• Glue the dowel perches in their holes with waterproof glue. Make sure they fit snuggly into the holes.
• Insert the screw eye into the top end of the log, and thread a length of plastic-coated wire through the eye to make a hanger.
• Fill each large hole with a mixture of suet and smaller seeds or peanut butter and cornmeal.
• Hang the feeder from a branch or a roof edge overhang and enjoy the feast of the birds.



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