Birds are Flocking to my Bundt Pan Bird Feeder

 

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From my stepladder birdbath to birdseed ornaments, I love doing things that will make birds flock to my yard.

When I lived in Ohio for a few years, we had tons of hummingbirds flitting about.

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Why then is it so difficult to attract birds to my feeder?

Well, we get birds but not many of the cute, colorful ones.

Instead, we get plenty of screeching black crows and bandit squirrels.

Those cute, colorful birds don’t stand a chance.

Bundt Pan Bird Feeder - and the simplest way to hang it!  eclecticallyvintage.com

Not to mention the chipmunks who stuff their cheeks with my tomatoes and run off in glee.

There I sit, tomato less, wondering what I’ll put in my salad.

Bundt Pan Bird Feeder - and the simplest way to hang it!  eclecticallyvintage.com

I’ll be waiting for a squirrel to attack this bird feeder where the seeds will spill onto the ground …

giving those chipmunks a little snack before the tomatoes sprout.

 

P.S. I discovered the absolute best way to hang my bundt pan bird feeder.

Well, it was actually my hubs idea – wrap twine around a tennis ball and put underneath the pan – bring the two ends of twine through the top and tie onto the tree!

I didn’t just marry him for his studly good looks after all.

 

P.S. Anyone know how to get  the chipmunks to take a vacation from my yard?  (for the sake of my salads)

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Comments

  1. ColleenB. says:
  2. A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E!!!

  3. What a great idea! We have issues with squirrels in this area as well. This is one I will have to try. Thanks so much for sharing! Sue

  4. Love this!!! The bundt pan looks so cute hanging from the tree and what a fun hangout for the birds : )

  5. Outstanding idea for the birdfeeder! I’m going to pin this to my DIY board!

  6. I would looooove to have squirrels and chipmunks. Sorry to seem like a traitor but we are critter deprived here where we live. I am sure I would feel different if we had them stealing the birdfood. We do have birds. :)

    • be careful what u wish for! we had chipmunks (lots!) 2 yrs ago, and they were climbing up into our vehicles… cost us $85 to fix some wiring in our new truck! lol AND they crawled up into our car, and hid out in the air filter, or air cleaner, or whatever it was!… we found peanut shells and chipmunk poo in it, ewwww! lol

  7. Totally adorable, the perfect upcycle!!

  8. I love this idea! So cute. I wish we had chipmunks around here. We used to have tons of them on Long Island NY when I was growing up. We moved to Coastal North Carolina in the late 1990′s and I don’t think I have ever seen a chipmunk. They are so cute!

  9. Plant extra for the little buggers.

    Do you just refill the birdseed after a rain? I am in Florida.

  10. Kelly, you are so clever! I love this idea… it’s just charming. I am sharing this one!

  11. The hubs tennis ball idea for mounting the pan / feeder is genius. Aren’t cute smarties the best! Where in Ohio did you live, that’s where I’m from. Robin

  12. What genius ideas, both the tennis ball and the bundt pan feeder! The only way I know to get rid of those nasty vermin is to have my Travis come over and shoot them with his bb gun. Probably not going to work. I know on golf courses they poison them, but that seems gross too (and maybe not safe around your tomatoes) but it might teach them a lesson.

  13. A tennis ball! So clever! I was wondering how you got it to stay like that. Pinning!!

  14. Great idea. Now, how to keep the invite list just to the hummnigbirds….

  15. Your posts always make me smile (or laugh) Kelly – thanks.:-) Love the 1st picture a lot and of course, knowing the story behind it makes it all the more meaningful, now everytime I see a bundt pan I will think of you and your hubby! ;-)

  16. Oh my word.. so clever.. love it!
    Bristol

  17. Cute, cute cute!!…and what a clever idea from the hubby!….Great to have those guys around!! Just love it Kelly!

  18. Carol Ann says:

    The best get-rid-of-chipmunk advice? Get a cat. But they will bring their “catch” to the back door.

  19. The feeder is awesome! Would make a cute planter too. Very creative. Have you ever tried scattering moth balls to repel the chipmunks? My grandmother told me about this and it works! Those buggers would make a buffet out of my flower beds if I didn’t!

  20. This is so clever and cute! I absolutely love it!

  21. So cute! We have hummingbirds that visit my window boxes and they fly into our windows all the time, the poor things. In answer to your squirrel/chipmunk problem get your girls a dog! he he he

  22. Cute feeder Kelly … just perfect to attract squirrels. I find that birds like to eat off a flat platform where they can perch and very picky about what they eat. The bunt pan is a great idea, and it looks very pretty hanging in your tree but may be a little deep for small birds. Good luck in attracting birds … we love ours and the squirrels do get their share of the seed. Thanks for sharing this idea.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.

  23. Loralee Gurley says:

    I like squirrels but when I found out they were eating through the wire on my bird feeders, I knew I had to do something if I wanted to have any birds.

    I started using Safflower seeds……………Squirrels do not like it. Therefore I have a lot of birds.

  24. If you want a rain cover for this feeder, get a large plastic plate.drill a hole in the middle, make a not a few inches below the top of the string, slide the plate on, and……voila, covered bird feeder.

  25. A rat terrier or any treeing/herding dog will definitely keep chipmunks and squirrels out of your yard. I live in the mountains and it works for me. My cat’s also keep them out.

  26. The squirrels in our yard do not run from our cats, but do go up a tree just above the dogs’ heads to mock them. It is not uncommon to have at least a dozen of the little rascals in my tiny yard at one time. I have given up with the bird feeders and just plant stuff the birds like. Of course that means no blueberries for my cereal!

  27. What a great idea!! And it’s so cute too. Pinning!!

    Jenny from diywithjenandb.blogspot.com

  28. I just love this! I love that it is simple, but that’s what makes it so great:) What a beautiful picture with the tree blooming too!

  29. I love it…I have everything from squirrels, raccoon, deer, big birds. little birds, geese (yuck), swans, ducks. Unfortunately, my squirrels would spill this, but I want to do it any way!

  30. LOVE this!! You could probably drill a couple of holes in the bottom and line with coffee filters to help with water drainage from rain and keep seeds from falling out. Cute, cute, cute!!

    Spritequeen
    http://www.squidoo.com/sprite-queens-magic-mirror

  31. I have a thrift store bundt pan just like this in orange. I’ve been meaning to make something out of it but now I’m pretty sure I will be doing this for my own yard. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  32. Jillian Mitchell says:

    This is fantastic, hubs is going to put it on a post for me I have just the pan! (don’t really have trees), but lots of birds!

  33. Hello Cute thing swaying in the trees! Love this!

  34. I don’t understand how chipmunks and squirrels don’t climb down to the feeder from the limb it’s tied to. Our squirrels would be in there within minutes unless there is something I’m missing?

  35. Absolutely adorable!!!!! I love everything you have on your site. Thank you for sharing all of your fabulous and vintage ideas!

  36. So you’re saying that your Bunt Pan Brings All The Birds To Your Yard? :) Very Cute!

  37. I see that someone already suggested Moth Balls. They do work but have serious issues, carcinogens, kids possibly picking them up and getting it in there mouth. There is a product called Snake Away. It has the same ingredient that works in Moth Balls, naphthalene, so I do not think it is really much safer but it is in flake form. I had snakes hanging around the hot tub and they freaked me out so I bought Snake Away. It worked for the snakes but unfortunately for me, because I like the little buggers, it also made all the chipmunks disappear. Moth Balls also come in flakes and are much less expensive but I’d do some research before spreading it around.

  38. I, too, have a few chipmunks that run on my rock wall. They are cute but I always worry about them ultimately getting in my house and attic here in Ohio. So I have a Hav-a-Heart trap. I catch them, put them in my trunk and take them about a mile down the road and let them loose in a field. One year I took 29 of them for “a little ride”! Will work for squirrels, too.

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