Make your own bird feeder

As regular readers of the blog know we are working with the RSPB and they recently sent me a few ideas to entice birds into the garden, whilst getting Monkey involved too. They set us a challenge – make your own bird feeder.  The RSPB have a great Youth membership scheme and provide all sorts of fun activities and this make your own bird feeder is part of their Make ‘N’ Do activities section.

So what did we need?

A used (and cleaned) drinks bottle (thank you Daddy P, our fizzy pop fan)
Some string
Scissors
Bird seed

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I cut a whole in the drinks bottle ……

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and made a few holes in the bottom so any rain water can drain out ……

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I think tied some string around the neck of the bottle so we could hang it up, and then it was over to Monkey to fill it with bird seed.

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Then it was ready for hanging up.

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Now we wait for some hungry birds to enjoy themselves.

 

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