Barattolo Feeder

BARATTOLO FEEDER The cold is approaching: let’s help our friends get through the winter by giving them food!
I made this manger starting from a 5kg canned can. because I believe that it is important to recover and give a second chance to materials and objects. For the roof I used
marine plywood deriving from other works of mine and pieces of old chandeliers. I painted it by hand giving it a copper green and antique gold effect. Under the roof I have applied a hook where you can hang the ball of fat which remains protected from the elements. Inside the jar you can put the seeds and berries of the rowan. Roof diameter 26 cm, tin diameter 18 cm
Most birds are divided into insectivores and granivores. The former have a diet based on the consumption of larvae, caterpillars and insects, while the latter feed on seeds.
During the winter these foods are scarce so the birds are forced to adapt to wild berries and small fruits that are not always available. To find them they have to travel long distances and because of the cold they consume a lot of energy.
For these reasons it is important to offer them food by setting up a manger on the terrace or in the garden. Place it high enough so that it cannot be reached by cats, in a quiet area preferably visible from the window, so you can do birdgardening and observe them from a distance as they come and go.
eat. Always keep it clean and change the food every three days.
It may take several weeks to overcome the birds’ distrust of an unknown object so the sooner we install the manger, the sooner they will approach with confidence.
Treating the manger, once a year, with a final coat of outdoor paint, prolongs its resistance to bad weather.