Draw Beautiful Birds with Tube Bird Feeders
Sometimes, timid songbirds avoid bird feeders at which more aggressive birds – like the mockingbird or even hummingbird – dine. This is true,
especially, of smaller birds like the golden finch. Whether you are trying to attract these birds to your yard or to feed them in a separate location from your resident mockingbird or other territorial winged friend, tube bird feeders may be the answer.
Tube bird feeder plans are designed to accommodate multiple birds at different perches, while the tube style design keeps the seeds from being exposed to the elements. As you would expect, these feeders are tube-shaped or cylindrical and feature multiple small perches or holes for feeding. Depending on the type of bird you want to attract, you can opt to add perches. Birds like finches, woodpeckers, and chickadees do not need them.
You can modify or adapt your bird feeder plans to attract the type of bird or birds you want. In addition to adding or removing perches, you can also customize the tube feeder for a specific type of seed. You can, for instance, work on drawing finches by choosing a design that accommodates only black oil sunflower seeds or thistles. If you are less discriminating, you can find or
make bird feeders that have different tubes, allowing you to offer different types of seed. If you want to discourage large birds from feeding, small perches can be effective.
While tube bird feeders do have a characteristic shape and are hung from a tree or attached to a pole, there are any number of modifications you can make to your bird feeder plans so you draw the backyard visitors you want.