Kefir bag blue feeder
Want to help out the birds in the cold and help them wait for Spring? Find out who is more educated – sparrows or titmouse? And so that the kids break away from the tablet and look out the window, observe nature? Then let’s make feeders with us! You only need a bag of milk and 10 minutes of time! And there will be pleasures – all winter long 🙂
Here again autumn, the first cold weather, and again round the little round suns jump on the branches – pretty birds with yellow breasts, black ties on the belly and little white cheeks! Well, of course, these are our titmouse favorites. In summer they are not visible, but closer to winter they move to people every year – they know that together they are warmer, more satisfying, and more fun! The birds are warmer among the houses than in the forest, and it is easier to winter when people feed them, because the well-fed frost is not terrible. And it becomes warmer and more fun for us on cloudy days, when fluffy buns are jumping on the trees! Such glorious, cheerful these birds that stay with us in the winter are like sunbeams among the branches! You look – and immediately joyful, and think – Spring is coming!
It is especially interesting for children to watch the titmouse, for them wild forest birds are just a miracle 🙂 Do you want small birds to fly right to your balcony? Then let’s arrange a feeder for them! The birds will be grateful to you, and you will be rewarded with the opportunity to observe them closely, intimately. Here the children will have joy! I still remember how, when I was little, my grandmother and I hung a feeding trough on the balcony every year and watched the titmouse. They poured seeds, we sit quietly, we look out the window. At first, no one is visible. Then look! – the first tit arrived! Spin, looked … and flew away! Why didn’t she eat? But because it’s a scout. She flew to tell her friends that there was food! And for sure – after 5-10 minutes, the titmouse returns, and brings with it a dozen more birds! Here is the first sat on the side of the feeder, grabbed a seed and flutter! – on a tree near the balcony, sits there on a branch, clicks a seed with a beak, eats a kernel. Meanwhile, another will sit on the feeding trough and take a seed … And the carousel spun! Moreover, it should be noted that the tits are very polite, well-mannered birds. They do not climb out of turn, do not fight like sparrows – they eat themselves and give food to others – all in turn, peacefully and culturally! But the sparrows – they are still impudent, they also lined up with us last year – they scared the little birds, and they don’t behave very politely with each other 🙂 That’s interesting, the birds – and everyone has different characters!
Tools and materials:
- Cardboard bag from kefir or milk;
- Pencil, ruler;
- Wire or strong thread;
Sunflower seeds – always raw! Birds should not be fried or salted. But you can millet, crumbs or – still a favorite treat of tits – a piece of fresh, unsalted fat.
How to make a bird feeder with your own hands:
Mark the package with a pencil and a ruler. It is necessary to cut a window from each of the four sides of the package, leaving small sides at the edges – 1.5-2 cm.
At the bottom we make a side higher, 3-4 cm, so that you can pour feed and it does not spill out when the feeder sways.
It is important to cut through the windows on all sides of the feeder, because if the part is left closed, in the form of walls, birds may be afraid to fly into such a feeder. And if everything is open and you can fly out – then order!
In the upper part of the package we make a hole for fastening, we pass a strong thread or wire there. The feeder is ready!
pour raw sunflower seeds into the feeder
We securely fix it on the balcony or, if you have a loggia or the first one, on a tree branch in the yard. You can tie the feeder with a strong thread or wire, so that it does not swing too much when the bird sits on the side – it is hardly convenient to eat in the dining room, which sways like a ship during a storm. Having fixed the feeder, pour seeds into it and leave. Lurking nearby, we are waiting and watching 🙂 Here is the first visitor to our dining room!
Bon appetit to you, birdie, hearty winter and warm, sunny Spring!