Bird Feeders

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In Cubs, a bird feeder craft could be used to help complete:


The Cub Book, page 66-67 - A Bird Feeder

Contents

Mason Jar Bird Feeder

A bit more of a hands-on woodworking project published by BSA's Boys Life magazine.
Boy's Life : How to build a Mason jar bird feeder

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Suet Feeder

Suet is a high energy food made from animal fat and is usually sold with seeds embeeded. Suet feeders are mesh containers which hold suet blocks and allows "clinging" birds to feed through holes. They will attract woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches, kinglets, cardinals, and creepers.

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Suggestion: Cut the hardware cloth 8" wide (instead of 10"), allowing 1" over hang on each side (still lots of room for those 5 1/2" suet squares) and ables you to cut 3 strips from a standard 24" wide hard cloth roll (less waste, lower cost). Note that the dowel (old broom handles work well) should therefore be only 7 1/4" in length.
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Hummingbird Feeder

Hummingbird feeders are a real favorite for attracting the color, speed, and aerial acrobatics of this small but fascinating bird. They are inverted containers filled with nectar, or sugar water, that is dispensed through tiny holes. Keep it clean, as mold and fermentation can occur within a couple of days.

Click Here for recycled container hummingbird feeder.

(Plan based on http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/kids/activities/documents/RecycledPlasticFeeders.pdf)

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Ye Ol' Pine Cone with Peanut Butter

Do you really need a plan for this one?

Check for allergies first! (The youth... not the birds.)

Try using Wow Butter or another nut-free peanut butter substitutes to avoid anti-peanut policies and allergy issues.

Plastic Bottle Bird Feeder

Simple, cheap and easy... follow links for instructions.

Bird feeder 2.jpg http://www.runnerduck.com/plastic_bird_feeder.htm
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Sams-bird-feeder-2.jpg http://www.marghanita.com/perfect-use-for-your-plastic-water-bottles/

Bleach Bottle Bird Feed


(Plans found on site BirdWatching-Bliss.com - Free Bird Feeder Plans)