Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Out of Focus area > The lounge

The lounge Relax, take a break from photo and camera talk - have a chat about something else for a change. Just keep it clean and polite!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 4th August 2019
sapper sapper is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Leigh on Sea, Essex
Posts: 5,015
Thanks: 186
Thanked 451 Times in 254 Posts
Likes: 406
Liked 948 Times in 364 Posts
Bird feeders

I want bird feeders that have a glass tube for the seed. Much longer lasting and easy to clean. RSPB site no good.
The feeders I have have a polycarbonate tube, which is not so robust as glass and not so easy to clean.
Anyone know where I can get them?
__________________
Dave
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 4th August 2019
TimP TimP is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Deepest Darkest Dorset
Posts: 1,908
Thanks: 55
Thanked 68 Times in 67 Posts
Likes: 341
Liked 720 Times in 489 Posts
Re: Bird feeders

Can’t say I’ve ever noticed any glass ones. I regularly strip my plastic ones down and give them a good scrub, pop ‘em back together and good to go. I find it harder to find food that the birds eat all of instead of chucking out what they don’t like. Current stuff is pretty good in that respect but at the moment a whole (350mm?) tube gets demolished in a day and it’s getting expensive to keep full! Fallback is pre-grated cheese and currents - keeps the blackbirds, Robin and sparrows happy.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 4th August 2019
MJ224's Avatar
MJ224 MJ224 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Carmarthenshire
Posts: 13,311
Thanks: 900
Thanked 709 Times in 659 Posts
Likes: 6,677
Liked 3,643 Times in 1,685 Posts
Re: Bird feeders

https://www.aldi.co.uk/bird-box-glas...07153277538104

At Aldi...ÖÖ.
__________________
My Sailing Page

My Flickr
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MJ224 For This Useful Post:
sapper (4th August 2019)
The Following User Liked This Post:
shotokan101 (5th August 2019)
  #4  
Old 4th August 2019
Jim Ford Jim Ford is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Watford, Herts..
Posts: 8,320
Thanks: 455
Thanked 589 Times in 511 Posts
Likes: 2,647
Liked 1,629 Times in 1,041 Posts
Re: Bird feeders

Are you sure that glass is more robust than polycarbonate? After all, riot shields are made of polycarbonate, not glass!

Your feeders are probably polystyrene.

Jim
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 4th August 2019
sapper sapper is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Leigh on Sea, Essex
Posts: 5,015
Thanks: 186
Thanked 451 Times in 254 Posts
Likes: 406
Liked 948 Times in 364 Posts
Re: Bird feeders

Quote:
Originally Posted by TimP View Post
Canít say Iíve ever noticed any glass ones. I regularly strip my plastic ones down and give them a good scrub, pop Ďem back together and good to go. I find it harder to find food that the birds eat all of instead of chucking out what they donít like. Current stuff is pretty good in that respect but at the moment a whole (350mm?) tube gets demolished in a day and itís getting expensive to keep full! Fallback is pre-grated cheese and currents - keeps the blackbirds, Robin and sparrows happy.
Thanks Tim.
I clean mine fairly regularly but the tubes are getting a bit past it.
I feed sunflower hearts around £1.20 a KG if I buy 20 or so KG, and dried meal worms for the grass.
__________________
Dave
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
TimP (4th August 2019)
  #6  
Old 4th August 2019
sapper sapper is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Leigh on Sea, Essex
Posts: 5,015
Thanks: 186
Thanked 451 Times in 254 Posts
Likes: 406
Liked 948 Times in 364 Posts
Re: Bird feeders

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Ford View Post
Are you sure that glass is more robust than polycarbonate? After all, riot shields are made of polycarbonate, not glass!

Your feeders are probably polystyrene.

Jim
According to the RSPB where I got the feeders from, the tubes are polycarbonate. Riot shield are much thicker than the feeder tubes and my tubes are getting on.
__________________
Dave
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 4th August 2019
Jim Ford Jim Ford is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Watford, Herts..
Posts: 8,320
Thanks: 455
Thanked 589 Times in 511 Posts
Likes: 2,647
Liked 1,629 Times in 1,041 Posts
Re: Bird feeders

My 'tubes' are getting on as well!

Jim
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
drmarkf (6th August 2019)
  #8  
Old 4th August 2019
TimP TimP is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Deepest Darkest Dorset
Posts: 1,908
Thanks: 55
Thanked 68 Times in 67 Posts
Likes: 341
Liked 720 Times in 489 Posts
Re: Bird feeders

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Ford View Post
My 'tubes' are getting on as well!

Jim
Nothing a squirt of bleach and a good bit of thrusting from a bottle brush wouldnít cure surely?

Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
Jim Ford (4th August 2019), sapper (4th August 2019)
  #9  
Old 4th August 2019
Graham_of_Rainham's Avatar
Graham_of_Rainham Graham_of_Rainham is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Rainham
Posts: 8,127
Thanks: 642
Thanked 940 Times in 728 Posts
Likes: 2,275
Liked 1,580 Times in 910 Posts
Re: Bird feeders

I work with the Essex Wildlife Trust and we get a lot of inquiries like your one.

Have a look at this https://www.essexwt.org.uk/blog/esse...t-when-and-why

And/or pop into the nearest centre.

__________________
Graham

We often repeat the mistakes we most enjoy...
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Graham_of_Rainham For This Useful Post:
sapper (4th August 2019)
The Following User Liked This Post:
shotokan101 (5th August 2019)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
More birds on feeders DerekW Foto Fair 3 9th April 2014 04:41 PM
Anyone know the name of this bird ? OlyPaul Foto Fair 8 31st January 2012 11:59 AM
Bird challenge: ID the bird, if right, then post yours theMusicMan Foto Fair 209 3rd June 2009 04:48 PM
Coconut Suet feeders... they're great! theMusicMan Foto Fair 3 28th March 2008 05:06 AM
Garden Bird - supplies, food, feeders etc... theMusicMan The lounge 0 3rd March 2008 06:24 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:07 AM.


© The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger