While we all enjoy visitors to our seed feeders, the mess resulting from our feathered friends' poor dining etiquette is less appreciated. Empty shells and dropped seeds that accumulate on the ground not only look unsightly, but can kill patches of grass and attract unwelcome visitors.
This 16 3/4" diameter by 3 1/4" high saucer is large enough to catch and contain most dropped seeds. Made from UV-resistant, high-impact polypropylene, it is adaptable to most bird feeders under 7" in diameter that don't have a moving base (zinc-coated hanging hardware included). Drainage holes are small enough to keep in small seeds, such as niger, but larger holes can be drilled for better drainage.
Perfect for bird lovers who don't want to spend the summer cleaning up after their guests.
Made in Canada.
The National Audubon Society gives these tips to help stop the spread of bird diseases such as avian flu. Clean feeders and bird baths with a solution of nine parts water to one part bleach every two weeks. Use multiple feeders to make it easier for birds to feed at a distance from each other, and remove feces and seed casings from below feeders regularly.