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Bird Feeding Log Tutorial by cycoze Bird Feeding Log Tutorial by cycoze
Thinking of feeding the birds recently with the bad weather i thought about this little tutorial I started making a while back.

I was stuck at home for a few months after tearing ligament and muscle in my leg, I still wanted to shoot and had seen people do similar things to this, nice just to see the birds up close if sited well.

Not an original idea but one worth sharing.

Suet or lard can be used to bind the seed, I prefer suet as it is not so greasy as lard.

:iconwynnesome: ^wynnesome points out that small ready made logs can be bought with suet plugs that fit the pre-drilled holes.
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:iconvent-tris-pot-temps:
Vent-Tris-Pot-Temps Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Ooh ! That is a great idea !
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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SKawamura Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
wonderful!
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You :)
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:iconleilani-m:
leilani-m Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
This is great idea :D
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You :)
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:icongajko:
Gajko Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist
Helpful!
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Good to hear.
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:iconeralya:
Eralya Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome !
I'll try it in winter ^^.
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it.
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
wonderful job! I wonder if my mum would mind if I did the same in our balcony...? :giggle:
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You can buy ready made small logs from stores, so I am sure you could try one of them for the balcony, perhaps put a tray uner it to catch all the mess.
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:iconseawhisper:
SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
No, no, I should stick to the tutorial! I will make wholes in the balcony walls, it should look natural. :rofl:
I'm just fooling around. :) I have these balls of seeds on my balcony, but I don't have any birds eating them. :/ And that's really strange, because I can see them on the trees and bushes, but I guess they're too scared to come... :)
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Give them time.
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:iconseawhisper:
SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
I will. They have a week. Then I'm buying a hamster. :rofl:
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You think the hamster will make good shots on the log? :)
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:iconseawhisper:
SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
I'm not sure but he surely will like seeds. :D
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Tazzy- Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
Neat idea! I will just have to try this. =D
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hope it is of some help.
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:iconozplasmic:
ozplasmic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome tips Cy!
Thanks!
:clap:
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy to help our feathered friends.
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:iconozplasmic:
ozplasmic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Always and forever!
:nod:
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Slinky-2012 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Great stuff :)
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You, ANYTHING TO HELP OUR FEATHERED FRIENDS. :)
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baby-snakes Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
i love how nicely its illustrated :}
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You :)
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CharmingPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great tut hun.. love the piccies as well. xxx
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Charmaine :)
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natureguy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Really cool! Cy, you've done an excellent job showing how people can shoot neat pics and also feed the birds! Well done my friend!

Stay off the leg and get better will ya... miss you Owl and Kestrel shots!
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks George, I hurt my leg last year :) I fell over a few days ago on the ice and it reminded me of the tutorial.
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Wild-White-Wolf94 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
really cool tutorial i think i will try it oh but first i have to find a tree we have one in our gardeb but it´s even to small to be called tree hahaha
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it.
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RomRom53 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Really great, thanks for sharing :)
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it.
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orcafreak Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice tutorial, and great shots too. :)
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You :)
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Nookslider Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll share this with my mom since she love to attract birds in our back yard.
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hope Mum enjoys it.
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Nookslider Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm sure she will and we can use my late grandfather's tools to make the holes too.:)
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BekkaLynn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool idea! I have seen it before but never had all the details.
Thanks for sharing!! =D
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad it is of use.
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:iconbekkalynn:
BekkaLynn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The birds will love you for this lol
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
They give me a lot of viewing pleasure so I am happy.
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: that's cheating.
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cycoze Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Noo not cheating, I only ever do this if stuck at home, as in my Comments I had an injury and was stuck at home for a couple of months, this made sure I had something to do, would not do it in the wild.
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I see. :rofl:

hope ya better now. :)
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It took three months for me to be able to walk with my back pack, I started off slow doing only a mile.

I would say i was all better but i slipped on the ice the other day and came down hard, hurt my knee and bruised my ego big time, I was carrying some shingle to put under the wheels of a truck that was slipping on a slope, felt a right fool doing a somersault in front of everyone :)
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
U can do a somersault? Awesome. did the judges give you perfect 10? :giggle: j/k

At least U didn't hit your head and ... falls can do great damage and those internal bleeding is hard to spot.. so be glade U didn't brake any bone and stuff. :)

Back to feeding the birds. :D Just to prove that no way we can stop world hunger. :D
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
There unfortunately will always be hunger in the world, no need for it really.
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep... the more u feed, the less they get motivated to go find their own food.

O well... I already have 2 cats that I feel in my back yard. They kinda like our pet but we don't let them in. They r free to go anywhere they want. Another cat came and I refuse to feed him too. Two is enough for me. I need to train them though. LOL
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