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
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
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
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
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.