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 my son 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)
I cut a hole in the drinks bottle ……
and made a few holes in the bottom so any rainwater can drain out ……
I then tied some string around the neck of the bottle so we could hang it up, and then it was over to my son to fill it with birdseed.
Then it was ready for hanging up.
Now we wait for some hungry birds to enjoy themselves.