|Hurry up, I'm hungry!|
I found a plastic plate at the Dollar Store that was the perfect size to fit under the commercial bird feeder.
I got a little help from Wayne for this part of my project.
I turned the plate upside down so the edge turned upwards, giving birds a more substantial perch while eating their seeds.
Wayne used his battery powered drill (perfect for an off the grid cabin) to extend the drain holes from the metal ring through the plastic plate.
Three of these extended drain holes allowed us to insert screws to hold the two pieces together.
Drain holes were important to keep the seeds from getting waterlogged during rain storms.
He also drilled drain holes to make sure the outer plastic ring wouldn't fill up with water.
|The completed modification to a commercial bird feeder.|
Our Song Sparrow took a few moments to check out the new look.
|Look closely on the bridge support, there our Sparrow taking a look.|
When everything looked safe and secure ...
She returned to get lunch. But I noticed, she used the inner metal ring to stand on. Maybe the modification was more for my than her liking. -- Margy