Asked by: Teressa Caldeiro
asked in category: General Last Updated: 27th March, 2020

How do you keep a bird feeder from swinging?

Try the following tips singly or in combination.
  1. Hang feeders in the lee (sheltered side) of a shrub thicket.
  2. Attach your feeders to the lee side of your house, a fence, or close to a tree trunk.
  3. Switch to pole-mounted feeders during the windy weather.
  4. Take down your feeders until the wind subsides.

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Herein, how do you stabilize a bird feeder?

If you must hang the bird feeder on a tree, keep it at least six feet from the trunk or the tree limbs. Add a squirrel baffle over the bird feeder to prevent squirrels from climbing down the wire used to hang the bird feeder. If you decide to use a free standing pole, it should be 5' high and 10' from the nearest tree.

Subsequently, question is, how do you feed birds without making a mess? Use tray feeders to keep foods from falling to the ground. The Dinner Bell™ feeder has a built-in tray and a protective, adjustable roof. You can offer any blend or straight seed from the Dinner Bell as well as cylinder and stackable foods. Use trays under feeders to keep debris from falling to the ground.

Similarly one may ask, do bird feeders make a mess?

Feeders can be messy. Birds don't have good table manners, and a feeding station can be a mess of spilled seed, discarded hulls, shed feathers, feces, and more. Some seeds may grow into unwanted weeds, and an accumulated mess could ruin turf and have an unpleasant smell.

How long does it take for birds to find bird feeder?

The Rule of 2s is that it might take 2 seconds, 2 minutes, 2 hours, 2 days, 2 weeks, even 2 months for birds to use a new feeder! It depends on many things such as feeder placement, the type of feeder, the quality of the food, bird population in your area, weather, predators, and more.

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