I just installed this new bird feeder that I'm very happy with. It's a Woodlink Absolute Squirrel Resistant Bird Feeder Model 7533. It's big and it's relatively heavy, so I picked out a thick hemlock branch, that was hanging low with this week's heavy snow, climbed up my 12-foot step ladder, and tied a strong pulley -- a chrome, 1-1/2" swivel pulley -- I picked up at Ace Hardware -- around the branch. For rope, I used 3/16" black Dacron Polyester rope. This is terrific rope to have on hand. I buy it on eBay in 500' spools for about $40 since I'm a morse code amateur radio operator and I use it to support wire dipole antennas up in the canopy of our hemlocks. This rope will resist the moisture, ultraviolet radiation and wind pressures we experience here on the Plateau. It's great for using with boats, tarps, and many other applications.
|Swivel Pulley off hemlock branch|
|Eyehook at base of hemlock|
VIDEO of Chickadees enjoying the new feeder
This feeder also comes with sections that comprise a 5-foot pole, along with mounting hardware.