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Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
Posts: 1585
Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 16 7:25 pm    Post subject: Flying Saucer Bird Feeder  Reply with quote    

It's the Blizzard of 2016 here in New Jersey. Can no longer measure the snow as Mr Jam Lord's snow gauge (14 inches tall) is completely buried.

I was concerned about feeding the small ground-feeding juncoes and sparrows that won't perch on the column feeder.

He disappeared into the basement, banged around for a bit, and came up with this magnificent flying saucer bird feeder made from two trash can lids.



It has three legs which extend into the snow about as much as they extend upward to support the roof. Yes, snow does blow in from the sides but the little birds can scratch through it. I had to go out once already, to lift and rotate as the lip was becoming covered in the still falling snow.

What a clever, considerate husband I have!

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 8399
Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 16 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The birds are even luckier that you have a clever considerate husband.
My next door neighbours cats don't allow me to feed the birds here but I help them in other ways.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8219

PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 16 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nice. Useful man to have JL.

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
Posts: 1585
Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 16 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Snow ended yesterday evening. Total snowfall - 23 inches in 24 hours. And here's what the feeder looks like this morning.


sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 16 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Are you sure that's not a Star Wars stormtrooper?

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 16 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Are you sure that's not a Star Wars stormtrooper?

Ty Gwyn



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
Posts: 3926
Location: Lampeter
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 16 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jam Lady wrote:
Snow ended yesterday evening. Total snowfall - 23 inches in 24 hours. And here's what the feeder looks like this morning.



Heard on the radio this morning the snow is bad right up the East coast,in Virgina they had over 3ft in 24hrs.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 32353
Location: yes
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 16 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

well done for feeding the birds ,it does seem like a lot of snow quite quickly .

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