Welcome to Part 5 of my series of follow-ups to the Rain or Shine bird-feeders "story," which I posted here on HT on June 28th 2013. In parts one and two of this particular series, I covered two hanging bird-feeders respectively, the Droll tube as well as the dome. In part three I covered The Fauna House, while in part four I covered a peanut-feeder with an attached tray.
All of the aforementioned feeders are marketed as hanging feeders; however, I got more "feathered-customers" at the each of these feeders when I placed them atop a given surface in my garden. And, as I've stated in my past entries here on HT, it seems that the wild birds which visit my garden are not ones who like to perch while they are eating.
In this post I will cover my visiting birds' reactions to my Hopper-House feeder. This feeder is also advertised as a hanging feeder. The only place I had to hang it was from a bracket which is adhered to a wall close to the door leading from my apartment to my garden, and that location is a bit too close for my visiting birds' comfort level, as you might surmise from photo-one and photo-two in the series of images accompanying this post.
When windy (and ultimately snowy) conditions prevailed I placed the feeder atop my "fire-place planter" as seen images three and four. (BTW, this feeder securing method is the one that I had used in my Hurricane Sandy prep as discussed here on HT in Part Four of this series.)
Setting the HH feeder atop or under my "fireplace planter" is never a permanent solution for I use that fixture for my daffodils and ornamental grasses. A solution for the HH placement was to put it on the one of the ledges which borders my garden, as seen in images five through eleven, where an array of visiting birds took advantage of the HH's locale!
Unfortunately, now that a pigeon discovered the HH feeder on the ledge, or to be more correct, since a pigeon discovered THE SEEDS that my visiting birds drop near the HH Feeder on to the ledge (as seen in image twelve), I've had to remove the HH Feeder from the ledge locale!
At the moment I hang the HH feeder from the pole where I usually hang my rain or shine feeders (this locale was included in my posting on rain or shine feeders on 6-28-13). For when the rain or shine feeders are being cleaned, I use my HH Feeder.
Images thirteen through twenty-three feature the HH Feeder from the pole as well as some of my visiting birds' response to this feeder's move.
And this brings me to the conclusion of part five with one more post to go on my follow-up rain or shine feeder saga! Thanks for staying tuned!
(Part 5 Hopper-House Feeder) BACK-STORY of TLLG's Rain or Shine Feeder
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Published July 8th, 2013 11:05 AM