Seed-Catcher Tip: Very clever

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Seed-Catcher Tip

By critterologist
May 20, 2012

An old pizza pan can be wired under a bird feeder for a great seed catcher tray! Even an aluminum pie plate would work, if you punched some holes in it for drainage.

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Name: Lynn
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May 19, 2012 6:52 PM CST
Critter that is one clever and useful tip. I'll have to give that a try.
Name: Terese
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May 19, 2012 8:06 PM CST

what a neat idea!! I'll have to see how i can affix one to the feeder i have on a pole.
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Name: Susie
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May 20, 2012 12:45 PM CST
That is a good idea!
After reading of this solution I thought of another possibility. How about using one of those umbrella shaped shields you put over food served outdoors? They're made of a netting and, like I say, shaped like an umbrella. Hang is upside down to catch the shells and seeds.

$$ I guess you'd want to use a "used" one since they could be pricey just to catch seeds Hilarious!
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Name: Critter (Jill)
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May 20, 2012 7:12 PM CST
That's a good idea too, Susie! As for pricey... I rummaged around & came up with the pizza pan after looking at "seed catchers" and "seed trays" specifically made for bird feeders... $$!
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