I have been planning a new feeding station for outside my hub for a few weeks now. When my hub went up last summer, I had not originally planned to feed the birds there. It is over looking the lane and I had not had feeders there before. With the window on the hub looking out there, it seemed a good idea. These feeders have proven very popular so I wanted to create a better set up that would have scope for cameras, especially my new HD one. At the moment, I am not streaming using this one as it is on the new iCatcher set-up that I will switch to streaming from once I have upgraded my broadband. This will be in about a month or so I hope!
Today, we put in a new post and used an existing fence post to create a hanging frame for feeders. I also made a small ‘shelf’ that lines up with the hub window. This will act as a surface not only to catch seed, but also for the birds to perch on and feed. Hopefully this will look good on the cameras.
I have also bought two new feeders that caught my eye. The trouble with live streaming from feeders is that the birds often feed from the opposite side! When I saw these rectangular feeders, I thought they would be good as I could mount them side-on so you could see the birds feeding from both sides. These are a new range of feeders from ChapelWood and are made from recycled plastic. They dismantle completely for cleaning and this meant I was able to dismantle them to screw them onto my ‘shelf’ rather than hanging them.