This Suet Log Feeder is very easy to construct. You will need a log, a screw on hook and perches. Even if you don't follow these instructions, the birds will still use whatever type of log feeder you construct.
- Cut a log that is approximately 9 1/2-10" in circumference with a length of 16". The log shown in the picture on the right is of white-barked birch (Betula). The log does not have to be straight. This log is slightly bent.
- Drill a hole that is 1 1/4" round all the way through to the other side. Start at the top of the log.
- Drill another hole, again 1 1/4" round all the way through, but this time turn the log so that it does not line up with the first hole that was drilled. See Picture.
- Drill the next hole, below the second hole.
- Drill the last hole, but align it with the first hole that was drilled.
- (optional) Drill 8 holes, 1 1/2" in depth (not all the way through). The perch holes should be 1/4" below the 1 1/4" round holes that hold the suet. Perches should be at least 3" in length. Insert the perches and tighten.
- Screw the hook at the top for hanging.
- Fill the 1 1/4" holes with Suet. That's it!
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