Bird feeders are the perfect hobby for a mixture of relaxation and bewilderment. The birds you can see and spot will provide you with endless amounts of entertainment, and the project of building one for yourself could prove to be quite a challenge.
If you’re looking for the world’s largest bird feeder, then look no further than Sulpher Springs, West Virginia. Retired schoolteacher William “Dan” Greene, and Christopher Ide, built this monstrous bird nourishment station to beat the previous world record holder in England that carried about 230 pounds of seed. Greene and Ide’s feeder measures a whopping 6 feet tall and, when full, weighs in at about 940 pounds. Inside the feeder are 4X4X4 feet cubes with 8 separate compartments, all with different seeds (black oil sunflower seeds, millet, and mixed fruit and nuts), and get this, 40 feeding portals. You can go check out Greene’s beautiful creation outside his cabin in Keister, West Virginia. In a blog posting on Watching Backyard Birds Newsletter, Greene recounts seeing and identifying “American goldfinch, northern cardinal, downy and red-bellied woodpeckers, black-capped chickadee, mourning dove, Carolina wren, white-breasted nuthatch, northern flicker, blue jay, white-throated sparrow, dark-eyed junco, eastern towhee, tufted titmouse, indigo bunting, and others.”
If log cabin birdfeeders are more your style and you aren’t exactly looking to push it to the extremes, there are plenty of other cool and unique log cabin bird feeders out there. North States Village Collection offers neat, well-done, affordable, log cabin bird feeders for the average birder. Also, checking out Etsy is never a bad idea, as many people craft and sell some of their works of architectural art. Some come complete with rock chimneys or front as general stores. Some have corn silos around the side or fancy rope ladders for birds to perch on and snack.
If nothing sparks your interest on Etsy, then head on over to Pinterest, and check out some of the intriguing creations people have constructed. Like how username LumberJocks created a 4×6 foot log cabin complete with a wrap-around porch.