Advantages of a Gazebo Bird Feeder
If you are
thinking about adding a bird feeder to your back yard, consider
purchasing a Gazebo bird feeder. Here are a few reasons why this
may be a good selection for you.
As the name implies, a gazebo bird feeder
resembles the gazebos that were once often seen in town squares and
as part of the landscaping in Victorian gardens. The graceful lines
of the gazebo bird feeder add a touch of whimsy to your back
yard. In addition, the design often incorporates a perch that
is a great place for the birds to land and enter the gazebo at
The open design of the gazebo feeder is not just
a convenience for the birds. In true gazebo style, the openings are
wide enough to allow you to see the interior. This means you can
enjoy the sight of several birds feeding without being close enough
to disturb them.
Gazebo feeders are made from a wide array of
materials these days. You may purchase units that are constructed
of sturdy plastic or resin, wood and even metal. Many units will
have a body made of plastic and then be topped off with a roof that
is made of tine or copper. The metal roof can create a pleasing
sound for you when rain begins to fall. In any event, the
metal acts as an excellent protection from the sun as the birds
A gazebo bird feeder is often made of sections
of treated cedar. This wood, often coated with a thin lacquer,
holds up well in all sorts of weather, and also is easy to clean.
As with any bird feeder, cleanliness is important if you want to
birds to come back again and again.
Fittings and screws used to construct the gazebo
bird feeder are usually weatherproof screws and anodized metal
hinges. This makes the fittings for the feeder just as resistant to
the elements as the lacquered cedar. The end result is that the
feeder will last years, as long as routine cleaning is done.
For more information on gazebo bird feeders,
visit your local garden shop. Chances are they have several
different feeders on display, each made of different materials. You
are sure to find one you like.