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The seedy underbelly: 2011 edition
Looking to attract a hungry feathered lunch crowd to your backyard? Look no further than these 10 birdhouses and bird feeders, all unique works of avian architecture.
Wed, May 04, 2011 at 05:00 PM
To help celebrate Bird Week
over at the New York Times
(as well as the recent birthday
of avian-obsessed naturalist John Audubon
), I've sought out a few good birdhouses and bird feeders — most, but not all, are handmade and/or constructed from eco-friendly materials ranging from natural wool to reclaimed barn wood to recycled wine corks— that will surely attract a few chatty springtime visitors to your backyard for a nosh, a rest, or just a quick "hello." Don't like what you see? Take it up with Mike Tyson
Fore more unique avian rest stops and seed buffets, check out my "Seedy underbelly" posts from 2009
. Feeling crafty? By all means try making your own
Hepper Roost Birdhouse @ Hepper
($39 - pictured in green)
Pigeon Toe Ceramics Disc Bird Feeder @ Branch
($32 - $54)
Green Moss Bird House @ Terrain
Roost Bodega Bird Houses @ Digs
Natural Felted Wool Bird Nests @ Sprout
($49 - $58)
Sylvester Bird Box by John Caswell for SUCK UK @ ICA Store
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