Bird Seed Log Feeder Base

Hello all! :wave: I made my first useful item today. I saw a YouTube video about making your own bird seed log and was inspired to make one. I thought I could improve upon the design a bit by making a base to support the weight of the seed and give the birds little perches to stand on. I was super excited to see that the log attracted the attention of a mocking bird shortly after we hung it out outside! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
First Post, too!

Doug Fraser - Making Seed Logs for Backyard Birds

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Welcome. Great first practical cut.

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Thank you!

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The birdies are gonna love you for it! :bird: :slightly_smiling_face:

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Welcome! Very nice. Is that bird seed all the way through?

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This is great!!

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Thanks!
Yes, it’s a solid log of seeds and dried fruit, weighing about 5 pounds. It’s held together with about 3 packets of Knox unflavored gelatin.

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Nice job! Looks like that Mockingbird has already laid claim to it.

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Great idea!

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That is great idea! That might be a good seller, too. NIce work!

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Great solution

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Seeds and dried fruit.
Since birds do not do tidy, just curious about what is going to grow under where that hangs?

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So true…they do make messes! I’m not sure what viable seeds might be in the log, but whatever decides to sprout underneath it would likely be an improvement over what is there now. The yard is full of assorted weeds, clover, and dandelion. We’re kind of the mindset of “hey, at least it’s green!” :shamrock: :four_leaf_clover: :shamrock: :herb: :laughing:

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Welcome and great idea. Where are you in Tennessee?

I am in Knoxville.

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Thanks and howdy, neighbor! I’m in Knoxville as well!

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