From NZ Gardener magazine
Rose Hughes’ bird feeder serves up a buffet for our nectar, fruit- and seed-eating native birds.
Your will need: 2.4m x 180mm x 19mm untreated pine, offcut of 12mm ply – 200mm x 400mm, 0.5m 10mm dowel, tri corner shelf bracket 63mm, 2 x 23mm hooks, 2 x 30mm eyes, picture wire or similar, No.8 wire offcuts, water bottle to fit, plastic water dish with a lip, wire basket – 130mm x 130mm, 6g x 32mm screws, jigsaw, drop saw, wood glue, drill and bits, Resene Quick Dry Primer and test pots (I used Resene Jalapeno), wild bird seed, lard, dried fruit, sugar water and an apple.
From the pine: Base – 1 x 590mm, Walls – 3 x 300mm, Divider – 1 x 280mm, Edges – 2 x 160mm x 25mm, Bottle holder – 90mm x 50mm, Perch holders – 2 x 25mm square.
From the ply: 1 x 590mm x 170mm, 1 x 590mm x 150mm .
Cost: $90 excluding glass bottle and paint.
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