Remember the little backyard bird feeder – DIY teacup bird feeder which I made a couple of years ago? So many birds have stopped to eat the black oiler sunflower seeds and I have captured many in pictures. Last week, a big fat pesky squirrel jumping from the magnolia tree to the teacup feeder knocked it off the pole. In the garden, just like life, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade
The teacup was not broken. So, I placed it on the deck railing and actually got to enjoy seeing more of the birds! Right off the kitchen, the teacup on the deck rail is more visible than when it was right beside the patio. This shot was taken from the kitchen window. The pair of cardinals is a little bit more wary than the finches.
A pair of purple finches has been using the cup of sunflower seeds to feed their babies. They have three. They don’t seem to be too bothered when we are quietly sitting around the table on the deck. A sudden movement will send them away with a start but it doesn’t take long before they are back.
The Blue Jays are the first I have seen here in quite awhile. I love seeing these beautiful birds. After making some corn hole bags for the boys game, there was some corn left over. We put some in the teacup feeder and the Blue Jays showed up shortly. Do you think it was the corn that drew them? We have never seen them on the feeder with just the sunflower seeds.
A mourning dove has also been visiting.
These tufted titmouse birds have also been seen on the feeder. I love their big round black eyes! They are really flighty and it has been difficult to get a good picture of any of them. One little fellow keeps hanging on the window screen trying to get into the house.
The grandkids have enjoyed seeing them, too. Sitting on the deck and watching the birds, Sophia drew a picture of one of the purple finches.
The directions for the DIY teacup bird feeder are easy to follow. I’ll be making another one! If you don’t want to attach it to a pole, though, maybe you should consider gluing a cup to a saucer and just placing it on your deck rail! The backyard bird feeder has been an enjoyable and learning experience, too, for the whole family.