From the warehouse and the parking area, for just two hours, they sell donated items that they cannot put in the store, many of which are just 25¢.
When I saw this galvanized chimney cover ... I thought 'galvanized', every one loves galvanized !!! Special tagged $4.00.
But, what can I do with it ... so I just walked past it ... and immediately saw what it could become and turned back to get it.
Sigh ... another lady had stopped and put her hand on it. I knew she was trying to figure a use for it. I stood behind her and was just hoping she would take her hand off it and walk on. It seemed like minutes, but she finally walked away and I grabbed it.
I also bought this nice vintage white door that it is sitting on.
This will likely became a hall tree with a bench.
$15.00 and loaded with nice hardware and a glass window.
Okay ... back to the galvanized chimney cap ...
do you see what I am making?
You guessed it ... a "squirrel proof" - two story wild bird feeder.
I have built "squirrel-proof" feeders before, but squirrels are pretty smart ... so we will see.
Also floored the first open section about one inch below the opening. The lower section is pretty narrow, but birds do not have trouble getting in there. I primed and painted both boards to protect them from the weather.
The first bird to visit was a little house wren. The roof has a nice over-hang to keep the birds and seed dry. I painted the roof barn-red and distressed it just a little on the corners. We laced rope in the chains and hung it in a tree with our other feeders. We had to move the yellow one to another location. Both the white and the yellow feeders are made with lamp parts and were to be squirrel proof, but the smart little squirrels figured ways to get in them.
This one was moved to a tree next to our workshop. The birds love these two feeders.
There is at least twelve, maybe thirteen,
Texas Whitewing Doves on this feeder.
I have not seen a Dove try to get in this one as yet.
The top section is large enough for a dove, but they are a little clumsy in flight and may not be able to land in there.
I also feed the birds in the large rusty wire bird cage on the far left.
The door is wired open and they go right in. They make a mess on the patio ... but we enjoy them so.
These pictures were taken through our kitchen windows.
Beautiful Cardinals ... there is also a concrete feeder in the background to the right.
We have lots of birds.
Thanks for the visit.
Do you think this feeder is worth the $4.00 I spent?
Do you enjoy watching the wild birds?
We have had a lot of different birds pass through here.
Hope to post on them soon.