This page describes where the various bird feeders are located in the wildlife observation area.
There are quite a few different feeder stations in the wildlife area. The exact placement of some of them depends on what time of year it is, and other stations are pretty much fixed for all time.
Things that do not move include the following:
Birdbath: Located at the far end of the area, near where the rail fence joins with the building.
Pole Feeder: The feeder pole with a house-like feeder at its top, used to dispense mixed seed.
Boulders: There are three flat-topped boulders spread across the area, and we put a small amount of mixed seed on the top of them.
Brick Pavers: Outside the fence rail, I put a small handful of mixed seed on every third (or so) brick paver. Winter ground-feeding birds will use this seed, and that’s where all the squirrels and chipmunks like to get seed.
Tray Feeders: Three of these are attached to the back side of the fence rails at the north end of the area (farthest from the observation windows). We put mixed seed in them.
Angle Iron Feeder Hook: Attached to a fence post directly opposite to the observation windows.
Things whose exact location is variable:
There are several shepherd hooks jammed into the ground around the observation area. These are used to hold suet or hummingbird feeders, depending on the time of year. The exact placement is a tradeoff between sticking them close to the observation window so people get a good look at the birds, and not having so many feeders that it makes so much clutter that the view from the observation room is obstructed and unsightly.
In the summer, we tend to put out two or three hummingbird feeders. In the winter, we put out a couple of suet feeders.