Well Lanny has chosen this weeks challenge and she has chosen “Make do” as our header theme.
Make do brings to my mind DIY jobs that are ok but not brilliant and therefore they will just make do.
One of these was a bird table I knocked together quickly a couple of months ago because the last one had seen better days.
I made it from and old fence post I had lying around and bits of an old wardrobe a friend had given us to chop up for our wood burning stove. Add a couple of hooks for feeders or fat balls and there you have it a make do bird table.
As you can see above, the Blackbird likes it.
Since building it my wife bought me a new bird feeder station from ChapelWood wildlife care for my Birthday last week. It’s a Deluxe Wild Bird Dining Station complete with mesh feeding platform, bird bath, and various ornate hanging stations. The birds no longer have to “make do” with just my effort of a bird table, they can enjoy this new purpose built feeding station.
As you can see below the Blue tits have already found the new feeder…
Although I have now got the new feeing station I’ve still left up the old make do bird table. The birds still flock to it and indeed use both just as much. My header proves just that. Taken this afternoon (in the rain) are two Blue tits still enjoying the make do bird table knocked together from an old wardrobe.