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Any recommendations for a decent and sturdy tall birdfeeder please?

Looking to get a birdfeeder station (at least 6' tall) to place in front of my living room window. Something that is sturdy, would allow the kids to see the birds and has a decent and possibly modern-ish look if that makes sense.

Any recommendations?

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  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,621
    Etsy has some very nice ones, very different from the standard offerings you see in every garden centre. Unfortunately you have to pay quite a lot more for a more bespoke service. This one caught my eye

    https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/744431048/bird-feeder-tree-bespoke-unique-bird?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=bird+feeder+stand&ref=sr_gallery-1-2&organic_search_click=1
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491
    Google ‘Shepherd’s Crook bird feeder poles’. 

    Simple and elegant,  and they allow you to choose your own feeders and swap according to season and type of birds you want to attract. 
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  • Gardman, [other brands available} also make some reasonably priced feeding stations which are robust. I have one which I needed to fit a squireel baffle to, very easy. I gave up using the plastic water dish which came with it as the wind just kept blowing it out of the ring it fitted into, that was its only problem, I am exposed to strong winds here. I have a ceramic water bowl nearby.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,433
    One thing I would say is - if you're siting it near a window @greenlove , and that's a nice thing to do for viewing, just be careful if the window is big and quite open, as birds can easily fly into it and injure, or even kill themselves. Not great for the children!

    If you have blinds which can be adjusted appropriately, that helps, or even the self adhesive birds etc which can be put on the window to 'break it up' it can prevent it. Just something to disguise the expanse of glass  :)
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,628
    I have 3 shepherd's crook type poles which I originally ordered from a blacksmith near my last home and used for hanging lanterns in a row along the edge of the terrace.  Here I have grouped them and hang feeders.

    Another feeder is a twisty iron thingy I bought on special offer at Chelsea one year and which proved unsuitable for clematis so no serves for hanging block and fat ball feeders.

    There's also the DIY option.  In my last garden I made a simple wooden feeding station - 2 vertical posts with anther attached at the top to make an upside down U and then screws and brackets form which I hung fat balls, peanut holders, seed distributors, fat blocks - all safely above cat pouncing height and visible form my kitchen and bedroom windows.

    You could do that with a single wooden 4 x 4 fence post, planted in a metpost or concrete and then attach metal brackets for hanging feeders. 
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