Your first paragraph This log bird feeder was the first bird feeder that I ever made. I was surprised at how easy it was, but I was shocked at how many wild birds it attracted.
You can use any type of hardwood for the project. If you can, use a big branch or a small tree that has fallen. Leave the living trees and snags (dead standing trees) for the wild birds to enjoy.
There is only one rule, have fun. You can use any size log, drill as many holes as you want, the look of the end product is up to you.
If you enjoyed making this log bird feeder, then please try one of my other projects. I will even show you how to make your own suet to use in this feeder.
(be sure to read all information provided with your tools including all safety precautions)
Cut your log to length. Cut the top at an angle from each side forming a point. This will keep snow and rain from sitting on the top of the feeder.
Drill a hole in the top for your eye bolt. The hole should be about half of the diameter of the eye bolt.
Screw in the eye bolt.
Drill five or six 1 1/2" holes around the log. If the log has a diameter of two inches or less you can drill all the way through. If the diameter is larger than two inches only drill about half way through.
Cut suet into about one inch squares.
Place suet in each hole and press into place. Use gloves or a paper towel if you don't want suet all over you hands.
Once you have filled all the holes, hang your new feeder from a branch using chain or nylon rope.
Don't worry about exact measurements or where the holes are drilled, the birds are only interested in the food.
Now sit back and enjoy watching the birds feast from your creation.
Suet feeders will attract many species of wild birds. Click here for more bird feeder options.
Jan 11, 17 10:20 AM
Woke up yesterday morning to find a group of about a dozen of these large-breasted birds with proportionately small heads and a long tail. Suburban Southern
Dec 31, 16 08:25 PM
I live near Albany, New York and I was wondering why these past 2 years we haven't seen any cardinals. Is it because the winters have been to mild. The
Dec 31, 16 08:23 PM
We have lived in this home for 12 years and have had a pair of Pileateds coming to our feeders every year all winter long. They are here all year round.