With Big Garden Birdwatch coming up, I wanted my feeders to be looking good and ready to attract as many visitors as possible. My Hub feeders over look the lane and I have had problems with the sun shining on the bank in the back, meaning the images on live stream appear in shadow. I wanted to swap the camera and feeder orientation around to create a dark background of ivy. This meant moving the post the camera was mounted on and creating a new hanging mount for the feeders.
I also took this opportunity to give my feeders a clean. One of my favourite feeders at the moment is an Apollo feeder from CJ Wildfoods. This feeder completely comes apart, meaning you can easily clean it thoroughly. I simply took the top and base off and removed all the ports. Submerging them all in a bowl of hot, soapy water, I gave them all a good clean. The tube is wide enough to easily clean with a bottle brush and I could also just get my hand inside to dry it with kitchen roll. It only took ten minutes to completely clean this feeder and get it looking like new again!