by Ross Dulmaine @ 5:39 pm post a comment »
Even though it’s an early spring there’s still not a lot of food out there for our fine-feathered-friends to munch on. It remains a good idea to keep your bird feeder operational for a few more weeks. And what better way to facilitate all that spring dining than with a new, eye-catching designer bird feeder.
Metal sculptor Joe Papendick creates his hand-welded, bird feeders from a combination of stainless steel, steel rods and steel mesh. These feeders are modern, elegant and fairly indestructible. The two models pictured above retail for $89 each at Joe’s Cargoh online shop
Monday, February 27, 2012
by Maureen O'Connor @ 10:54 am 1 comment »
Did you know that February is National Bird-Feeding Month? The event was created to encourage wild bird feeding and bird watching, and is sponsored by the National Bird-Feeding Society. For those who enjoy hanging out with our fine feathered friends year-round, Hipcycle features a variety of cool birdhouses and bird feeders made from upcycled materials.
Above are a couple of personal faves:
- bird feeder made from recycled wine bottle & wiring $30
- birdhouse made from reclaimed cedar $24
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related: more bird feeder reviews on The Alternative Consumer
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
by Ross Dulmaine @ 5:26 pm 1 comment »
Someone drained the nectar out of these Captain Morgan and Bacardi bottles and upcycled them into handy hummingbird feeders.
Safe for the birds, with labels sealed so these bird-friendly conversation pieces will withstand the elements.
If you’re handy you could probably make your own DIY version.
choice of styles – $14 ea. @ DeeLuxDesigns Etsy shop
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
by Ross Dulmaine @ 10:11 am 1 comment »
That cold north wind blowing down my neck tells me it’s time to start thinking about feeding our fine feathered friends…
Here’s a handsome rustic bird feeder made from weather-resistant recycled cedar boards fastened together with weather resistant screws. The feeder looks like it will be popular with most seed eating birds and, unlike mass-produced plastic feeders, it will integrate seamlessly into the natural landscape.
This five quart feeder has eight feeding stations. The top door opens for filling and features a recycled nail.
A mounting bracket is included, which can be screwed onto a deck or horizontal surface – or the pre-drilled feeder can be mounted directly to a post. Dimensions: 25″ (H) X 5 1/2″ (W) X 5 1/2″ (D)
Price: $38.00 @ wastelanddesigns.com
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
by Ross Dulmaine @ 11:13 am post a comment »
If like me, you like to feed our feathered friends, why not do it in style? These mouth-blown glass bird feeders will add a touch of elegance to any garden setting.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
by Ross Dulmaine @ 1:10 pm 2 comments »
I feel these two matching bamboo bird items should be kept together. Give your garden or backyard a cool Asian vibe – all your avian friends will be lining up to inhabit this stylish birdhouse and feed at this sweet-looking birdfeeder – both constructed of renewable bamboo.
The exterior of this elliptically-shaped, eco-friendly bird structure is coated with a matte outdoor weather proofing seal to preserve its natural aesthetic. Easily hung via a single eye hook (provided) – just hand screw the eye hook into your tree of choice and tighten securely with pliers.
The birdhouse is suitable housing for typical small to medium birds like chickadees, nuthatches, bluebirds and a wide variety of warblers, swallows or wrens. The matching birdfeeder will keep everyone fat and happy – just watch out for those voracious squirrels.
$95 each – from oryx & crake design