If you are keen to build your own bird table then this should be a very easy project for you to do and all the satisfaction that you will gain for doing so will make it worth it. After the project is complete you will be able to look at many new birds in your garden and that will make you happy.
To get started you will need some bird table plans or you could draw up your own if you are practical and good at design. If you go this route then make sure the table plans are complete and that you understand them fully before you start.
For starters you will always need a strong and probably wooden pole to support the bird table itself and the weight of any visiting birds. Depending on the bird table plans that you get then the design may vary slightly.
In addition you will need to buy or create a square or rectangular flat piece of wood to become the base of the table. To finish it off you will then also need four thin long strips of wood to place all along each of the edges of the bird table to stop bird food falling off and for the birds to perch on when feeding.
So if you are confident and a real do it yourself enthusiast then there really are plenty of online websites on the internet that can offer you some good woodworking bird table plans that will enable you to quickly make your new bird table for feeding the birds.
Therefore you will also need to locate the table correctly so that you are able to see the bird table easily from the house.
Watching the birds each day is the best part of the fun that you will get from buying those bird table plans and then feeding birds to attract them into your garden. As you see more and more different species of bird you will begin to think more about what other species might live locally for you to attract.
Even without bird table plans this type of project should not be too difficult for most of us! But if you need some help with all of this or are not sute how to start then you can read this very useful article over at the RSPB website where you will find som more very useful information on building bird tables. And here is another design that you might want to consider.
When placing the bird’s table in your garden you will need to try and make sure that all of the birds that use it will also have a really good view all around them from the table, so that they can look out at all times for any predators. When it comes to cats then you should avoid placing any bird table too close to dense shrubs or bushes from where these feline predators could attack them very quickly.
So apart from you having a lot of fun watching all the birds every day, it will also mean that you are than going to be doing a good job at actually improving the overall health and general well being of all of those birds that actually live in the area near your home. Many of them may actually live in your garden with you!
This by making a small investment in some cheap wood and a set of bird table plans you can quickly setup a bird feeding station that will birding you a lot of enjoyment and pleasure every day as you can watch the birds feeding from dusk until dawn!