Get More In One Place
Luckily, when I started out I did’t just drive to my local Walmart, buy any platform feeder with any flimsy pole and stick it up in my yard with any old crap bird seed mix. What I did was go to Wild Birds Unlimited and speak with one of their people. They recommended the pole feeder station system I have that’s been in the ground since I started birding over 7 years ago. No, it wasn’t cheap and I’m sure that figured into the suggestion. However, as the years have gone by I see why that was such a great suggestion. Let me tell you what I’m talking about here.
Feeder Station With Options
The feeder station system I still have in place is one that comes in removable sections so you can get the right height for your situation. It’s got arms that attach by sliding them over and thumb screwing them in place wherever you need them. I love this setup because it gives me so much flexibility to put up and take down feeders as I need to. As you’ll see in future posts, this is a huge factor in my success at backyard birding.
It doesn’t have to come from WBU. They’re just the only ones I know that make this solid a feeder pole complete with an auger pole and stabilizers for the base and all the solid steel hardware to go with it. The more feeders you can put up in one place the easier it is to clean up and the more birds you’ll get.