DIY Squash & Pumpkin Bird Feeders

Pumpkin Banquet-o-Lantern

A pumpkin carved into the shape of a basket makes a pretty feeder for birds as they fatten up before migrating south. Use a washable marker to draw the basket shape on the pumpkin. After carving and cleaning out the inside, set an aluminum pie plate or terra cotta saucer into the top opening of the pumpkin basket or atop an inverted terra-cotta pot placed inside. Set your festive feeder on a birdbath pedestal and fill the pie tin with high-quality birdseed.

 

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How to Identify Mystery Birds

How to Identify Mystery Birds

Use these techniques when a puzzling bird flies past.

By Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman

Even if you know your local birds, sometimes an unfamiliar one will appear, which doesn’t match anything you’ve seen before. Here are some pointers and questions to consider the next time you spot a baffling bird. Continue reading “How to Identify Mystery Birds”