I bought this strange looking thing today at a thrift store and kept wondering what on earth it is/could have been. After over an hour toying with it on our front porch, hubby & I decided to just cut it up (it’s actually way tougher than it looks) and use it to build what is needed. Yes, it got recycled.
1 of the remnant pieces ended in the back patio as a mini-tool holder.
The main project was “built” in the garage and put to the test in the front yard.
On the sides are the wired squares and the crucial part with vertical wires are next to the feed holes. Will it work? Only 1 way find out …
On the same area where our “pet” birds come for their dinner each night, we brought down the feeder and placed it on our outdoor patio table. We sat and watched.
Mr Cardy (our favorite cardinal) flew down to inspect. He landed on the table and hopped around. It’s like “I wonder what on earth did they put around our dinner table?” But he kept exploring/inspecting and then … ta~daaa … he found his dinner and pecked away!
So it’s Cardinal accessible. Now to observe, in the morning, whether it’s Woodpecker and Blue-Jay accessible. We hope this will block the greedy (& destructive) squirrels from eating more than their fair share of edibles in our yard. If it works, the recycled usage of this $5 purchase is priceless!