By Tammy Sons
Bird feeders are an excellent way to attract a variety of birds to your backyard tree or porch. Learning how to do this is fun for kids of all ages and can provide hours of entertainment. If you want hours of peace and serenity, if you want hours of quiet entertainment, build yourself a bird feeder, fill it with seeds, and then watch the feathery fliers swarm. Hang it outside your kitchen or living room window or in a nearby tree, and start enjoying your chirping friends all year long. As the cold months approach, your backyard tree will be filled with flying visitors that will be happy to have a free buffet of delicious seeds while sitting on your homemade bird feeder on your backyard tree. It’s a really great way to learn about birds too. A field guide of your region’s avian species will help you figure out who’s coming to lunch. Before you know it, you’ll be putting names to the faces of your feathered new friends.
Here are 10 easy steps to building your birdfeeder for free:
Lay out the wood and cut it to the shape you want. (remember to always measure twice and cut once)
Make the top of the feeder.
Build the base
Wire the base together.
Make a hole in the top of the feeder for the hanging wire.
Make your seed holder
Assemble the parts together using a hammer, small tacks and wood glue.
Fill it with seeds
Make a hook to hang it with
Hang and enjoy!