Whilst living in the UK we spent a lot of time watching all the native birds feeding on our bird feeders we placed in the hedgerows beside our narrowboat Gypsy Rover along the canals.
Prior to returning to New Zealand we purchased the frame shown in the photo. Now back in our house the frame has been erected at the back of the garden where it borders native bush to encourage the bird’s to feed here. The only addition is the 2 coconut halves which have been filled with fat and bird seed.
The bird’s gave the feeder a wide berth for the first week or so but they have now got used to it and their numbers are increasing everyday. We can see them waiting in the nearby bushes for their turn for a free feed.