It is very important to think ecologically and humanely. Birds need care and through this article you will see some ideas for ecological bird feeders.
How many times have we opened the window of our house and heard the birds singing? Wouldn’t it be great if we could take care of them too? The best way is to quickly and easily make eco-friendly bird feeders with materials you can find in your home.
Below are some ideas that you can implement either on your balcony or on trees in your neighbourhood park. They are totally eco-friendly and easy to make.
1 Water bottle bird feeders:
The materials you will need are nut mix, string and a water bottle (whatever size you want). Carefully cut the bottle with a knife as shown in the picture and add the nuts. If the bottle has a loop, thread the string through the loop and hang it on a tree or wherever you want to place it. If the bottle does not have a loop, we can drill small holes with the knife towards the mouth and thread the string through the holes.
2 Milk carton feeders
The materials you will need are nut mix, string and a milk carton. The process is the same as the water bottle feeder.
3 Feeders with toilet paper roll or metal can
The materials you will need are nut mix, string, the finished toilet paper roll or metal can and peanut butter. Use a knife or a switchblade to punch holes in one side of the roll and thread the string through. In a bowl place nut mix, cover the outside of the roll or can with peanut butter. Press the roll into the bowl of nuts so they stick well to the peanut butter. Hang it on a tree or wherever you want to place it.
4 Pine nut feeders
The materials you will need are a mix of nuts, string and peanut butter. The process is the same as the toilet paper roll feeder.
5 Orange peel feeders
The materials you will need are nut mix, string and orange peel. If you peel an orange to eat you can keep the peel, add the nut mix and it’s ready to place anywhere. If you want to hang it, you can use a knife to cut 2 holes, thread the string through and you’re done. The orange peel feeder is the ultimate eco-friendly solution to feed the birds since it’s 100% natural materials that nature won’t take long to decompose.
Mix of nuts: such as sunflower seeds, corn (raw), wheat, oats or whatever you like. You can also find ready-made birdseed mix. If you don’t want to use nuts you can use breadcrumbs or bread.
Tip: on the bottles, put duct tape at the cutting point so the birds don’t get hurt.