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Sat 13-Nov-10
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Michelle from Oregon
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So, would you offer a opinion?

I have a new little something I tired to make, and I was looking for

opinions on how it turned out.  And since I know this group has LOADS 

of opinions big_laugh, and won't just be nice, please tell me what you think.

Here.

A couple of things you need to know¦

1) Its supposed to be a bird feeder.

2) Its not done, I have to figure out a hanger.

3) It didn't come with a lid, so I have to figure that out too.

I hung it out as a test to see if the birds liked it, and it was covered in

Goldfinches in no time, so I feel pretty good about that part.

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Sat 13-Nov-10
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I think it looks great. Made me smile smile

Sat 13-Nov-10
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Brilliant! I wouldn't have thought of that, and I'm always using things for purposes they're not intended for. Clever girl! welldone

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Sat 13-Nov-10
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wave  I thought it was great too - very inventive and if it attracts goldfinches that is fantastic.

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Sat 13-Nov-10
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You're brilliant, Michelle, great use of unwanted/unused objects.

How about a round plastic margarine tub lid to put on the top - of course that'll mean taking the dimensions and go buy some margarine that fits the need !!!! big_laugh

Hanger shouldn't be a problem - some strong wire around the neck of the coffee pot, extended into a hanger - sorted! ok

Goldfinches - fab!

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Sat 13-Nov-10
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US and european gold finches are not the same,both are carduelis but US is tristis european carduelis . Means Linneaus saw european first  like fox =vulpes vulpes , badger = meles meles ,and the poor little wren = troglodytes troglodytes . Feeder looks good Jean wants a coffee pot like that but unpunturedok  wave

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wave Oh just looked up the US goldfinches.  They are quite beautiful.

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Sat 13-Nov-10
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I think is is wonderful Michelle, very inventive.  Do you have a small pan lid?  

Danuta, I did the same as you, they are lovely birds aren't they?

I'll try that again!

Sat 13-Nov-10
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Michelle from Oregon
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Thanks everybody!

My thinking is I'm going to try to make some up and sell for Christmas. I have been looking at second hand stores, finding old coffee pots & tea pots to turn into feeders.

I tried the one you saw first since I paid the least for it. big_laugh

I learned lots doing that one!

Seth, if I had only known, I paid $2 for that pot! Well, the shipping would have knocked out all of the savings....

I do have to admit, I took the idea, but the picture I saw didn't give any instructions, so I figure its fair game. If anyone would like instructions, I'd be happy to walk you through what I did.

Aren't the Goldfinches pretty? I have feeders out all year long, and have a flock that look to me now, since they usually migrate. They will stay if you feed them and they know they can count on you. Big responsibility!big_laugh

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Sat 13-Nov-10
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Michelle from Oregon said:

Seth, if I had only known, I paid $2 for that pot!

Well, the shipping would have knocked out all of the savings!


She'll just have to knit one !
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Sat 13-Nov-10
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That is a big responsibility Michelle, well done you for taking it on.

I'll try that again!

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seth said:  

( Ducking & diving emocation needed urgent )


Not sure quite what you're looking for, Seth, is this one any good:
 

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Clearly trying to hide something, wouldn't you say?

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Oh oh - it has disappeared again ..... try using the 'Quote' option, perhaps you will be able to see it!

Sorry, folks!

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I can see it...

I'll try that again!

Sat 13-Nov-10
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I can see it but now the OH is signed up I need a means 

of deflecting a resident sporker!

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