Wild bird feeders can be made out of practically anything that can hold bird food. It is absolutely unnecessary to buy some special bird feeder in order to feed the wild birds. Most of the wild bird feeders are handmade. They can be made out of plastic flower pots, old bowls, plastic bottles and etc. The only thing such feeder needs is space for food and enough space for the bird to sit on. However, even the latter is not compulsory. The bird can easily grab food from the air.
There is also a great variety of wild bird feeders for sale. They are designed very differently and some look extremely nice. Such intricately designed bird feeders can do wonders to decorate your back yard. However, before buying such a piece of art, make sure to check its functionality. If the bird feeder is made from a light material, it won’t be able to withstand strong wind or snow. The bird feeder must have a small roof over the part where the food is placed. Otherwise it will become useless in the rain. One of the best bird feeders are the once that have food in an enclosed place with a hole from which the food pours out. These feeders save a lot of space, while keeping the food safe from weather conditions.
The feeders don’t necessarily have to be hung on a tree, as some might imagine. There are such things as wild bird ground feeders. These feeders are placed on a ground or a deck. However, it is important to remember that such feeder must be covered in order to withstand weather conditions. The ground feeders are usually made for industrial use. They don’t look decorative and don’ have many different designs. Open ground feeders can be placed where there is no danger for birds to be caught by animals.