(Part 5 Hopper-House Feeder) BACK-STORY of TLLG's Rain or Shine Feeder

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!
The round object (to the right of the HH feeder) which is adhered to my ivy-painted-wall is a thermometer. Image featured @ http://www.thelastleafgardener.com/2013/03/let-spring-season-begin.html AND INFO on painted ivy @ http://www.th
House Finches noshing at HH Feeder. INFO ON FINCHES @ http://www.thelastleafgardener.com/search/label/Finches AS WELL AS @ http://thelastleafgardener.tumblr.com/search/finches
A lone mourning dove appreciated munching from the HH feeder when it was placed here as evident from his/he "smile!" Image featured @ http://www.thelastleafgardener.com/2013/03/waiting-for-spring.html
There was always room for one more to nosh at the HH feeder when it was placed this way in the snow @ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=479454485437263&set=pb.247917655257615.-2207520000.1373289767.&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn
IMAGE FEATURED @ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=506343602748351&set=pb.247917655257615.-2207520000.1373289747.&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-ash3%2F582015_506343602748351_452998026_n.jpg&
A lone mourning dove is thrilled with the HH feeder placement as evident by his/her wings @ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=508603392522372&set=pb.247917655257615.-2207520000.1373289747.&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-d
Even in the rain, mourning dove enjoys the HH placement. View One. Image featured in tribute to Starr Saphir @ http://www.thelastleafgardener.com/2013/04/thinking-of-starr-saphir.html
Even in the rain, mourning dove enjoys the HH placement. View Two @ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=491788444203867&set=pb.247917655257615.-2207520000.1373289755.&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphoto
A house finch also enjoys the HH placement in spite of the rain @ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=510998068949571&set=pb.247917655257615.-2207520000.1373289746.&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Fsphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-ash3%2F
Rain does not stop a bluejay from pausing to rest after a snack at the HH as it seems he/she liked the feeder's placement @ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=511043948944983&set=pb.247917655257615.-2207520000.1373289746.&type=3&s
Wild birds were evening willing to wait in line to nosh at the HH! Info @ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=492046207511424&set=pb.247917655257615.-2207520000.1373289755.&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net%2F
HT: This pigeon's story is on TLLG's FB Page @ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=516761441706567&set=pb.247917655257615.-2207520000.1373289744.&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Fsphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-prn1%2F1044147_51676144170
MALE HOUSE FINCH SPOTS MOURNING DOVE NOSHING FROM HH (in new locale)! AND HE FLIES IN. FINCH INFO @ http://www.thelastleafgardener.com/search/label/Finches
MALE HOUSE FINCH SPOTS MOURNING DOVE NOSHING FROM HH (in new locale)! TRIES TO NEGOTIATE FOR A SPOT AT THE FEEDER! (VIEW ONE) FINCH INFO @ http://www.thelastleafgardener.com/search/label/Finches
MALE HOUSE FINCH SPOTS MOURNING DOVE NOSHING FROM HH (in new locale)! TRIES TO NEGOTIATE FOR A SPOT AT THE FEEDER! (VIEW TWO) FINCH INFO @ http://www.thelastleafgardener.com/search/label/Finches
MOURNING DOVE FLIES IN TO CHK OUT THE HH FEEDERS NEW LOCALE @ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=519709851411726&set=pb.247917655257615.-2207520000.1373289739.&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Fsphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-ash4%2F99570
Mourning Dove STARES at his.her comrade as he/she noshes in HH's Feeder's new locale! MOURNING DOVE INFO @ http://www.thelastleafgardener.com/search/label/Mourning%20Doves
House Finch ENJOYS being "up on the roof" of the HH Feeder @ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=521885664527478&set=a.355589574490422.73015.247917655257615&type=1
MOURNING DOVE WANTS TO BE LIKE HIS PAL THE HOUSE FINCH and CLIMBS UP ON THE ROOF (VIEW 1). INFO ON MOURNING DOVES @ http://www.thelastleafgardener.com/search/label/Mourning%20Doves
MOURNING DOVE WANTS TO BE LIKE HIS PAL THE HOUSE FINCH & CLIMBS UP ON THE ROOF (VIEW 2). BUT FORGETS IT'S SLIPPERY! INFO ON MOURNING DOVES @ http://www.thelastleafgardener.com/search/label/Mourning%20Doves
MOURNING DOVE WANTS TO BE LIKE HIS PAL THE HOUSE FINCH & CLIMBS UP ON THE ROOF (VIEW 2). BUT NOT A GOOD IDEA IN THE RAIN! INFO ON MOURNING DOVES @ http://www.thelastleafgardener.com/search/label/Mourning%20Doves
A lone female house finch looks forlorn as she grabs some shade under the HH Feeder's rooftop! INFO ON FINCHES @ http://www.thelastleafgardener.com/search/label/Finches AS WELL AS @ http://thelastleafgardener.tumblr.com/search/Finches
A male house finch poses — in the rain — under the HH Feeder's rooftop! INFO ON FINCHES @ http://www.thelastleafgardener.com/search/label/Finches AS WELL AS @ http://thelastleafgardener.tumblr.com/search/Finches

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