Summers are just around the corner and so are the summer vacations, where all that you dream of doing is kicking back and relaxing, with a tall glass of lemonade in your hand and some beats by Dre to soothe your ears. But summer is also the season where the scorching, belching sun awaits to drain us of all our energy and our four legged and winged friends dread it as much as we do. So, this summer let’s spare a thought for our winged friends and adorn our gardens with a simple bird feeder. Here’s how you can make one.

You will require:

  1. A 2 litre bottle.
  2. A half meter wooden stick of uniform thickness.
  3. A pair of scissors
  4. A string
  5. Some bird feed

Now follow these steps.

  1. Punch two holes on opposite sides of the bottle, about 3 cm from the bottom.
  2. Insert the wooden stick in the holes to form a perch for the birds.
  3. Now punch two opposite holes above the perch. These holes should be big enough for the birds to put their beaks in.
  4. Fill the bottle with bird seed.
  5. Tie the string around the neck of the bottle and hang it in your garden.

Some Tips and Tricks.

  1. Go creative with the bird feeder. Let your imagination loose and paint it with vibrant colours.

2.You can make more than one perch in your bird feeder by inserting more sticks.

  1. Be sure to hang your bird feeder at a height where your pets or other strays won’t be able to reach it.
  2. Do not worry if the birds don’t come to your feeder right away. Give them some time to get used to it.

Show some love to your other four legged friends and put out a wide mouthed earthen pot or a bowl of water outside. Be sure to place it in shade.