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Project by Houtje posted 1319 days ago 1086 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yep, we have snow.
And a lot of birds who need some help.
So I made a feeder.

Houtje





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rkoorman

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#1 posted 1319 days ago

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

rick

-- http://thewoodworkersattic.blogspot.com/

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Bob #2

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#2 posted 1319 days ago

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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Schwieb

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#3 posted 1319 days ago

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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SPalm

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#4 posted 1319 days ago

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.

Nice photos,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 1319 days ago

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

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Houtje

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#6 posted 1319 days ago

The birds are lucky,because we don’t have squirrels here….

Houtje

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BritBoxmaker

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#7 posted 1319 days ago

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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mafe

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#8 posted 1315 days ago

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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stefang

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#9 posted 1308 days ago

Nice projects kind folks, happy birds.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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