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Many people have a hobby of bird watching and feeding. The best way of enjoying one’s hobby of feeding and watching birds is to have a wood hopper bird feeder in your back yard. There are different types of bird feeders like cottage feeders, hanging screen feeders, mini window screen feeders, suet feeders, mirrored window sill feeders, tube feeders, etc available today. However, wood hopper bird feeders are probably the most popular of them all. So if you really want to have different species of birds like Grosbeaks, Woodpeckers, Blue Jays, Juncos, Chickadees, Morning Doves, Red Bellied Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Flinches and cardinals hopping in and around your backyard, why not buy one of these?
Handmade Wood Hopper Bird Feeders
The wood hopper bird feeder is easy to maintain as it can easily refilled by moving up the top swings and they can also effortlessly be dissembled for cleaning purposes. Another advantage of using a wooden bird feeder is that it can be used under any climatic conditions and circumstances and they are built to withstand any type of weather condition. This keeps the seeds well protected and dry compared to platform feeders which are more exposed to the weather.
These feeders can be mounted or hung on a pole, deck or post. Wood hopper bird feeders are usually made in dimensions measuring 11X20X13 with clear sides. This enables one to see the quantity of the seeds in the feeder or if the feeder has to be refilled. A larger capacity of wood hopper bird feeders can hold more food, so constant refilling is not necessary. To avoid squirrels, these hoppers can be placed at a height of seven feet from nowhere a squirrel can jump.
You can make a simple or a grand wooden feeder in the easiest possible way. All you would need would be a few nails, wooden planks, a platform made of some metal to hold the bird feeder in place and a few other essentials. You could also use mixed wild bird see and black sunflower to attract the birds.