DIY Soda Bottle Bird Feeders

Source DIY – Recycled Bottle Bird Feeder
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Cut small holes around the base of your bottle. This will allow the bird seed to spill out from the bottle into the dish. I also cut a big hole near the middle/top of my bottle so birds could help themselves.
Punch very small holes around your dish. This will allow any water to drain out of your feeder, thus preventing mold.

Poke two small holes at the top of your bottle, and thread your wire through to hang the feeder.
Glue your bottle to your base, and let it dry thoroughly.
Fill your bird feeder with seed. There are a ton of different birdseed varieties, I go with the cheapest seed mix.

Hang your feeder from a tree, roof overhang or anywhere in with a good view! It might take a few days for the birds to catch on, but as soon as they notice this new source of food, I guarantee you’ll have a busy feeder. It’s the best thing to wake up to.

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1 soda bottle, 2 to 4 old wooden spoons, Drill or punch holes for spoon handles. Drill or punch a 1/4 to 3/8 hole just above the spoon for seed to fall out of the soda bottle on to the spoon. Wow, now you have a really neat soda bottle bird feeder.

Bird feeder placement. Hang your new bird feeder where you can watch and enjoy your feathered friends as they feed. For me it is a north facing window next to my computer desk.

Hanging your feeder, higher off the ground is better for your birds safety. Keep your feeders well away from shrubs and anything else that a cat can use as concealment to ambush birds at your feeder.

The same rules apply to placement of your water stations and bird baths. Place them in locations that cats can not easily ambush, kill and eat your fine feathered friends.

Good Source Documents on Bird Watching, Feeding and Identification.
CornellLab of Ornithology
National Audubon Society

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2 responses to “DIY Soda Bottle Bird Feeders

  1. Merry Christmas to you too Pobet! Love the bird feeder idea!

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