Hooded oriole (c) Debra Lee Baldwin

A “puzzle feeder” is a fun, novel way to observe and enjoy backyard birds. When given a challenge to solve, birds show persistence, determination, and how clever they are—or not. In my new video you’ll see nine different wild birds, from darling titmice to badass orioles. Find a list of simple, inexpensive supplies below.

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It may surprise you that my hobby is making bird feeders for my garden from repurposed objects. Most of my bird feeders are elegant and pretty, which is my preference. But a silly one—made from a brand-new bra (not mine, it’s way too big, ha)—went viral on Facebook and has had 26,000,000 views. Yep. Twenty-six.…

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