Friday, 20 February 2009

Recycled Bird Feeders from RSPB

Cut a hole in the side large enough to allow a free flow of seeds, but in such a way that it won’t all fall out on the ground in the slightest puff of wind, and won’t get wet if it rains. Make a few small holes in the bottom of your feeder to allow any rainwater to drain away.Hang it with wire, or even strong string from a tree or your washing line. If your feeder starts to wear out or the food in it goes mouldy, recycle it and make another one! Remember to keep your feeders well stocked, especially in winter. Birds come to rely on them and will go hungry if you forget.

Stuff you need: Plastic drinks bottles, yoghurt pots or milk cartons (make sure they're clean), wire or string, bird seed, scissors.

The designs come from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds - and are so simple - almost anyone can make them. But if your parents don't let you use scissors - then please ask them for some help.

How about making some of these amazing recycled bird feeders for Leabank Square?
If you've saved up some pocket money - ask your folks to take you to the Poundland shop in either Stratford shopping centre - or Mare Street (number 30bus) - and get a huge bag of seeds for £1!!
Come on Leabank Square - let's protect some birds!


D said...

What a great idea for the kids on their half-term - thanks!!

Pete said...

Hi Sóna
We got a bit carried away & made quite a few of them - so please shout if you need any more dotted around the square. Thanks. Pete