Looking around the local discount store I noticed a microwaveable egg poacher for £1. I instantly thought that it could make a great window bird feeder. It’s incredible easy to make and works a treat!
Time Needed: 15 mins
Why Do It?: Providing food for garden birds is a great way to help wildlife in your garden.
What You Need: (x1) Microwaveable egg Poacher, (x1) 120mm M4 bolt or threaded rod, (x4) M4 nuts, (x3) suction hooks
Tools Required: Drill
1. Collect your materials
I picked up the egg poacher from the local discount store for £1. I purchased the set of eight suction hooks from Tesco for £1 also! Bargain! I had the threaded rod and nuts in the workshop.
2. Drill four holes.
Drill (x1) 5mm hole in the centre between the two bowls as in the photo above. This is for the threaded rod. Drill (x2) 2mm holes on the back edge of the base. Each hole should be in line with the centre line of one of the bowls (see following image if this is a bit hard to follow!). Drill (x1) 2mm hole in the centre of the back edge of the lid of the egg poacher (Again, see next photo if that doesn’t make sense!) The three 2mm holes are for attaching the suction hooks.
3. Fit it all together and attach it to your window!
Attach the bolt to the base of the egg poacher using two of the nuts. Use the remaining two nuts to attach the lid. After experimenting I let a gap of 75mm between the base and the lid. This is the optimum height to allow smaller birds to feed. Pigeons and collared doves etc. don’t even attempt to feed from the feeder. Hook on the three suction hooks and attach the feeder to your window.
All that’s left to do is fill the small bowls with bird food and wait for the birds to find it!
As always, I would love to see your creations too! Feel free to share your stories and photos with me via Twitter or my Facebook page. Have fun!