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Feed the Birds: Recycled Birdfeeder and Corn


I only wish I had a tree (or backyard) to tempt many birds to come for a visit. Even North loves watching things fly by! For those lucky suburban or rural dwellers, this ecotastic twofer is completely made up of reused materials! The unique Recycled Birdfeeders ($49) are tray-hanging, platform feeders constructed with recycled parts from birdhouses and leftover asphalt roof shingles.

Simply adding corn to a platform feeder like this one will attract a different group of birds than our millet version — if you're curious why (and who) read more.

Add cracked corn ($5.99 for five pounds) to any feeder — especially a larger one for those big birds — and you'll see other feathered friends like:

  • starlings
  • grackles
  • jays
  • juncos
  • bobwhite quail
  • doves
  • ring-necked pheasants
  • white-throated sparrows and house sparrows
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