Every day different online stores bombard me with ideas for Christmas gifts. Bottle openers, aprons, candles, … and bird feeders. The last one especially, put pressure on me emotionally. Among all unnecessary clutter a birdhouse seems a great gift for my Dad, friends, niece,… . Who doesn’t like watching small birds feeding, as long as they are sufficiently distanced that they can’t poo around the balcony? However, in my opinion, the purchase of a new birdhouse is a waste of money, as there are many ways to make one yourself. Therefore, I’m stealing the idea from an online store and already imagining what a great bird feeder can be made from a teacup with broken handles or a slightly harder plastic cup (they are easier to pierce a hole with a stick, because you have to make a hole just the right size with a lighter). These don’t need branches to be hung from. However, birds will probably prefer if you place the bird feeder near some hedges or bushes, where they will feel more secure.
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