feeding wild birds

I have been watching Gardeners World as usual this evening and was so impressed with Wild Life Kate.   She showed a really good wild bird feeder called a super feeder which could hold three different types of wild bird seed. She purchased this feeder at the NEC.  I wonder could anyone tell me where I could purchase one of these super feeders. Have tried googling but with no results.

Would be grateful for any suggestions.

Carol Mc

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  • Same query as Carol Mc

  • pashpash Posts: 109

    Hi, the super feeder is made by natures feast, had a quick look on their web site, you have to download the brochure, got the name from kates web site,

  • Gary HobsonGary Hobson Posts: 1,892
    pash wrote (see)

    the super feeder is made by natures feast, had a quick look on their web site, you have to download the brochure

    I've just had a 'quick look', but I can't see it.

    The Nature's Feast range of bird feeders is illustrated here:
    http://www.naturesfeast.co.uk/wild-bird-care/feeders.php

    There is a 'latest PDF document', and that's here:
    http://www.naturesfeast.co.uk/wild-bird-care/pdf/Natures_Feast_Brochure_2008.pdf

    But neither seem to show the Super Feeder demonstrated on GW!

    I'm not actually in market for one, as I have some feeders already. The Super Feeder shown on GW seemed huge. I hate to imagine the running costs. It costs quite enough keeping my tiddly little basic feeders topped up.

    Incidentally, I thought the feature about Kate MacRae was by far the most interesting item on last night's GW. Kate's garden was also featured on SpringWatch last week. You can see more of her amazing garden here, by moving the time-cursor to 20 minutes:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01js0s9/Springwatch_2012_Episode_7/

    Kate's personal website is here:
    http://www.wildlifekate.co.uk/

  • Gary HobsonGary Hobson Posts: 1,892

    You don't appear to be able to actually buy a feeder from any of the websites above.

    A good place where you can buy feeders is Amazon who offer a huge range. From a quick glance, the nearest thing I could see to a multi-compartment hopper feeder was this one:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Perky-Pet-110-Evenseed-Silo-Feeder/dp/B0000BYCMK/ref=sr_1_125?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&sr=1-125

  • pashpash Posts: 109

    <a class="twtr-user" href="https://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=katemacrae" target="_blank">katemacrae</a> The three seed feeder I showed on Gardener's World is by Nature's Feast image)

  • pashpash Posts: 109

    Sorry, wish i could use this site properly, got above answer from kate's twitter account, with gary on the expense of running such a thing

  • Green MagpieGreen Magpie Posts: 677

    I had the impression when I saw that feeder that it was designed for looks more than practicality. Would birds really get the hang of which port to search for to find the food they liked best? And if they did, wouldn't they just empty the sunflower hearts first, so you'd have to take down the whole thing just to top up one section, probably resulting in unnecessary spilling of nuts and seeds? I'm sticking with separate feeders for now.

  • Gary HobsonGary Hobson Posts: 1,892

    @pash - yes, you're correct. Kate did tweet that message. Though I couldn't find the feeder on the company's website.

    Kate also has her own little shop, here:
    http://www.wildlifekateshop.co.uk/

    But it's not on sale there either. Maybe it's purchasable from Kate's stand at the NEC.

    But I agree with Magpie on the item being more stylish than practical. I don't think the birds mind too much what thing looks like, as long as it's not empty.

  • joanybirdjoanybird Posts: 17

    My bird visitors are spoilt by sunflower hearts and will hardly touch standard mixed bird feed so I doubt these fancy feeders would work in my garden.

    I was more interested in how she attached the pizza/baking trays to the bottom of feeders.  I'm not much good at DIY but if anyone has any ideas I would be grateful.

    Jb

  • Gary HobsonGary Hobson Posts: 1,892
    joanybird wrote (see)

    ...I was more interested in how she attached the pizza/baking trays to the bottom of feeders....

    Would a suitable glue (like Evostick) do the trick. But I don't know.

    That certainly was a useful idea because loads of bits normally fall to the ground beneath a feeder.

    I was wondering what happens when it rains; doesn't the tray become filled with water.

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