This is what I brought home from the Steam Show in Berryville, Virginia. I had the hanging apparatus – from a secondhand store – for several years and was looking for something to fit inside it. I had been using baskets, but they rot after a few months.
I found this graniteware strainer at one of the antique vendors. It is a perfect fit.
The matching ladle came from the same vendor.
It didn’t take long for the birds to find it.
A moth even stopped by one evening.
I captured a few other pictures while keeping a check on my new birdfeeder.
I was delighted to find a pair of goldfinches feeding at the newest additions to my feeders.
“Hey, miss. May I eat at this feeder?”
“No, you are not welcome there.”
“Did I hear you correctly. You don’t want me at this feeder?”
“But I like eating here. The seed is fresher than at the ground feeder.”
“No, go back to your tree.”
“Okay, okay, I will leave.”
“Would you reconsider?”