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Birds on the modified feeder this morning.

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We screwed two plastic pot plant saucers onto the pole tops & the pottery dishes now fit snuggly in them - hopefully making them 'Possum proof'!!

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robryan

Thanks Dave - we've had lots visit so far! About 5 different species use it - and they cleaned up 2 dishes of bread and honey and a whole tray of seed in about 3 hours yesterday!
As for the Possums - they're nocturnal!! We have Ring-tail (hairless tail) and Brush-tail varieties - so I'll see if I can get a photo in the near future!! They often don't appear until late at night - like 9 or 10pm - so it might be a while:)))

warbler

It looks really great Robyn and so do the birds! Now I'm hoping they don't wear you out!!! :))) What are the odds of getting a photo of this possum? I'm curious about it too.

robryan

Thanks Morris - they've been mobbing the feeder as soon as I fill it:)))

Thanks Sally - we've had about five or six different types of birds visit so far:)) It's paying off!!!

Thanks Don - yes it would be an easily cleaned bird bath and the pottery and plastic saucers come in larger sizes. We have a caste iron birdbath nearby that I tiled the inside of - for ease of cleaning! Both get used frequently now:))

HA! The Lorikeets still let the other birds know who's boss snooker:))They don't bite - just screech and the other birds give way!! Thanks!

Thanks smllpkg - yes it's very sturdy and seems to be working a treat:))

Thanks ikook - time will tell if we've outwitted the night raiders smashing habits:)))

ikook

Very smart thinking, Robyn! Plus it looks even better than before. I hope you've outwitted them.

smllpkg101

Very sturdy looking. Hope it works!

snooker

They seem to like the separated feeding stations - probably fewer "discussions" amongst the visitors.

dondi

An excellent idea - and also a great inexpensive way to make a birdbath which can be easily cleaned!

SMor2Ditto

Gorgeous birds... Very clever idea... You are going to have one popular house with all that free food... What great photo ops.... Thanks, Rob... 。◕‿◕。 。◕‿◕。

morris186

Hope it works. And if the birds are happy. Good idea, it looks really solid.

robryan

Time will tell how effective this version is Janet :))) At least the birds are happy!! Thanks!!!

jan42ful

Rob, I see you now have modifications! Possum proofing? I do hope so. And some Lorikeets here and a "Micky" bird (Noisy Miner) too. You are going well. Thanks and hugs, janet

robryan

Thanks Lorna:))) The Lorikeets, Noisy Miners, Currawongs & Crows cleaned up two bowls of bread, water & honey and the whole tray of seed in about 4 hours - so I think we're doing something right!!

goingsilver

Yes, good luck with the plan Rob! And belated congratulations on the lovely lorikeets finally having the sense to pay your garden a visit!

robryan

LOL!! We are doing our best jeaneth:))) I'll keep you posted!!! Thanks!

They sure are happy - and have been screeching to their friends - and it's worked - more Lorikeets have arrived Beekay:))) Thanks - we may need lots of good luck:)))

Beekay

The birds are happy☺ Good luck in making the station "Possum proof"!!

is anything possibly possum proof?
we have the little darlings in the roof cavity & what noisy blighters they are at night-times.

robryan

Here's hoping Barb - we can only try:))) Thanks!

SunnyBarb25

Wonderful idea and I surely hope it will work for you :) Thanks Rob!

robryan

So will we Nev:)) They've already tipped one dish out & it smashed on the garden edging!! I don't mind them cleaning up the bread mix - at least it doesn't go to waste:))

Francamia

Great idea Robyn and look at those gorgeous birds.............

ulangariver

Very clever, Rob. But I'll be most interested to see if this is 'Possum-proof' or not. They're cunning buggers!!

robryan

It seems the birds think so too els2:))) Thanks!!

Thanks Daffydoodle - it's a one-off that we designed and built:)))

It's a Noisy Miner Marian - they eat insects and nectar. Well named too - as they absolutely hate any cats, carpet snakes or strange birds that wander into our neighbourhood. They screech like crazy and I call them our watch-birds:))))

laurajane

If I did this at my house, I would be overrun with squirrels!

Marian_Black

This is really neat Rob...what is that bird on the top left?

Daffydoodle

Unique idea. Gorgeous birds. Thank you Robryan.

els2

Looks like fun...

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