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Old 12-19-2008, 03:37 PM   #1
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Default Garage sale find- bird feeders

I bought these really nice bird feeders for a couple bucks a piece. The glass cylinders were broken which is why I got such a good deal. I caught the brand of the bird feeder on the bottoms and figured I would try to replace the glass cylinders by contacting the company. I did get the company and they did have replacement glass cylinders for around $5 each. I'm really happy with these. They only cost me around $10 each and they sell for over $50 new and that doesn't include S&H.

I just filled them up with safflower seed and I'll find a place to hang them outside tomorrow. They look really attractive with the white safflower seed in them against the darkness of the metal.
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Old 12-19-2008, 03:59 PM   #2
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Boy, did you get a good deal. And they are lovely.
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Old 12-19-2008, 04:06 PM   #3
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Yes, very pleased since mine aren't the 6" birdfeeders.
http://shop.bluehaven.com/category/whitehall-birdfeeders

I have a matching suet feeder from the same company. I like the looks of these.
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Old 12-20-2008, 08:12 AM   #4
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I "shop" by the same credo: Craig's list, garage and estate sales then retail.
What type of birds do you attract with safflower seed? We've just been using black oilers in one feeder and thistle in a sock.
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:19 AM   #5
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Porthand, you have to check out if you have a freeserve for your area. We're talking you can browse through their ads and it's all free for pick up. Good way to unload excess from your own home too. I had lots of things here that had outlived their usefulness to me but had been maintained properly and were still working that I ended up driving to donation centers. Couldn't bear to put any of it out at the curb if somebody else could use it but didn't want to have a perpetual garage sale going at my home either. I found that freeserve after I cleaned out our basement and attic. I could have joined and started listing what I had for give away. I bet there's a freeserve in your area. They sure do reduce what ends up in landfills.

The safflower seed isn't so much to attract specific birds but more so to discourage others. The English house sparrows and the European starlings don't like it. We use sunflower seeds too. I have two feeders for those. Thistle seed too.
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:54 PM   #6
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I got my feeder from a friend. A gift that keeps on giving! I never paid attention to the birds before.
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:19 PM   #7
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Did you mean freecycle, Lorax?
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Old 12-21-2008, 06:05 AM   #8
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Yes, that's what I meant. Do you have any links for them for Porthand?
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:55 AM   #9
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Yup, pretty active sites here in the PNW. DW has used it a few times.
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