Of course, the most original houses and feeders are obtained if you decide to work with your own hands or show your imagination. An ordinary teapot for tea leaves can become a bright decoration of a tree and quite a convenient house, if you cut a hole of the required size and make a “step” for a bird from a spoon.
By the way about the size. If you plan to make a birdhouse, ornithologists advise making it no more than 35 centimeters high, and the bottom should be square 16×16 cm.The entrance with a diameter of 5 cm should be located about a quarter of the total height.
The roof is also obligatory for the house, better pitched so that the snow does not linger, and the nest is reliably protected from precipitation.
This is a titmouse with a smaller hole for small inhabitants. It is advisable to locate the bird house at least two, and preferably three meters from the ground.
The feeder is not a home, just a dining room for birds. Therefore, for this purpose, you can use simpler designs and even hang cups with seeds and other treats for birds like this. It is beautiful, but after the rain you will have to wash the feeder, drain the collected water, so it is advisable to take care of the canopy.
For a simple feeder, ordinary plywood will be enough, and as a decor it can be painted with paints for outdoor use..
Experts have proven that birds don’t care what color their house is, the main thing is convenience. Therefore, nondescript birdhouses from old boards can be safely disassembled for firewood to decorate the site with bright and cute houses..
For painting birdhouses, you can use spray paints, stencil drawings. In this photo, three houses are located side by side. However, bird watchers believe that in this case, the birds will be uncomfortable. For example, tits are very pugnacious and will not tolerate close proximity..
A feeder can be made from an old can. Notice how beautifully decorated the pendants are. Be sure to set up a wooden stick as a staging ground for feathered flyers.
Of course, in our selection we have presented far from all options for arranging birdhouses and feeders. You can just use old juice bags, plastic five-liter bottles with cut holes … Of course, it will not turn out too beautifully, but you will complete the main task of supporting wintering birds.