A while back someone had asked about our bluebird feeders. We have them spread around near the bluebird houses but these are two that I keep in front of the house so I can watch them. From what we’ve read, bluebirds like to get inside the feeders where other birds don’t harass them while they’re feeding. I’m also adding links to these that we purchased. Most of what we have are feeders that Vince made and they’re similar to the wooden one below.
There are a lot of feeders out there and I tried to choose ones that had positive reviews and I’ve been happy with the ones I purchased. It has taken a while for the blue birds to seem comfortable going into the feeders but they don’t seem to have any apprehension about them now.
The first one is a Kettle Moraine Cedar feeder. Vince did take it completely apart and add a finish/weather protector to the wood. He will do that at least once a year, when he takes down all the bird houses to clean and refinish them. I sprinkle meal worms on the “floor” and they do climb up the sides a bit but they fall back down. We were going to glue some slippery plastic onto the sides to keep the worms from climbing up the sides and going out the hole but that ended up not being a problem.
This feeder is very well made and made in the U.S. At the current time, it’s $32 with free shipping and I think it’s worth it. I may order more of these to put around the house.
The second feeder is the Duncraft Mini Bluebird Cage feeder. It is currently on Amazon for $26.95 plus $8.95 shipping. The little cup inside this one is attached and would have to be unscrewed to remove it for cleaning so I simply insert a little glass up inside that one and I can remove my glass cup, wash it and re-fill it as needed. The bluebirds seem to like it equally as well as the other one.
One of these days, Vince is going to figure out how much I’m spending feeding birds and he’s liable to put them on a diet! 🙂
They’re so fun to watch .. and even though I go through a lot of bird seed and meal worms, it’s still pretty cheap entertainment. In fact, it’s time to get the hummingbird feeders in, scrubbed and filled. They’ll be here soon, if they aren’t already here .. just waiting or me to fill their feeders.