We received two lovely silo feeders for Christmas last year, but after using them for a good portion of the year decided they needed a bit of modification.
The saucer part at the bottom wasn’t really that big.
No sooner had they been filled, the bigger birds came along and chucked out most of the seed, taking only what interested them. Most of the seed ended up on the ground.
So I adapted them with a couple of plant saucers fixed on with E600 glue and the glue gun. Not the prettiest fix but it seems to work. The small birds can still use the perches.
The smaller birds go right inside.
The big birds don’t land on them as much and when they do they land on the rim of the saucer instead of the little perches.
The seed they don’t want falls into the saucer and the small birds can enjoy the feast.
A few holes were drilled into the bottom of the saucer to allow for drainage.
You can see all the feed in the bigger saucer that would of fallen onto the ground. The ground feeders aren’t missing out as there is still plenty around for them.
The birds took to it right away and have been flitting in and out at feeding times.
The windows have been cleaned for winter bird watching from the inside.
We have had several days of unseasonable mild weather for November, but today it is clouding over and rain is supposed to be moving in. That will probably be the end of our warm weather.