Ever thought about learning more about the birds in your neighbourhood? If you are looking to get up-close and personal with these little flying friends or to rear a tiny feathered critter of your own, having a bird feeder would be a great way to start. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t necessarily splurge to get one — simply rummage through your home for recycled plastic bottles and embark on your own D.I.Y project.
While the idea of making one from scratch may sound daunting, it’s actually pretty easy to do and costs next to nothing. Here’s how to craft your own eco-friendly bird feeder in less than an hour:
Do note: There is no such thing as a ‘one-size-fits-all’ bird feeder and what you require is dependent on what type of bird — including its species and size — you own or wish to attract. Lucky for you, there are plenty of other creative ways to make one; you can even use a matching set of saucers and bowls in place of a plastic bottle…
… or a milk carton…
… and if you are adventurous, an unwanted shoe!
If you still have doubts about making one, do check out this video of birds filling their tummies at a self-made bird feeder! It’s a joy to watch, we promise:
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