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Yep, we have snow.And a lot of birds who need some help.So I made a feeder.
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#1 posted 12-18-2010 07:20 AM
yep, there is snow here. nice birdhouse,houtje. i’ll be hanging some “vetballen” in the tree’s. for the people who dont speak dutch : a “vetbal”is a round ball which contains fat and seeds and other food for birds
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#2 posted 12-18-2010 07:24 AM
Good man Houtje.The birds have trouble when the temperature shifts so quickly.I have 6 houses around the back of my place and one large “roost with 8 perches inside. It is full of Sparrows right now as our temperature is around -20° C at night.They will like some bird seeds mixed with animal fat from cooking too.
-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner
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#3 posted 12-18-2010 01:01 PM
I joke with people still that when I grow up, I want to be a birdhouse architect/builder. We call vetbal a suet ball I think. I’m sure the birds appreciate it. I sure enjoy watching them feed at my feeders.
-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.
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#4 posted 12-18-2010 03:28 PM
Good for you Houtje.I seem to feed more squirrels than birds :)
I have been told that the birds actually have a hard time in the early spring too. You wouldn’t think that, but all of the easy pickings have been eaten, and the new stuff has not arrived yet.
-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon
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#5 posted 12-18-2010 03:45 PM
That’s a real nice feeder and there is no doubt that it will help the birds in winter time. It’s a wonderful thing.
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
#6 posted 12-18-2010 04:32 PM
The birds are lucky,because we don’t have squirrels here….
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#7 posted 12-18-2010 05:15 PM
Well done my man. Every effort helps. Especially a splendid one like this.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com
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#8 posted 12-22-2010 02:51 AM
You are a man of my heart, I always feed the birds, and it brings me so much joy to look at them as they eat.Here from my garden.Nice birdhouse.Marry christmas,best thoughts,Mads
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.
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#9 posted 12-29-2010 01:09 AM
Nice projects kind folks, happy birds.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.
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