ISSUE 57  |  Haberdashery

DIY Update: A Banquet for Brooklyn Birds

February 01, 2013 2:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Last week our Brooklyn correspondent Erin Boyle made a clever bird feeder from a grapefruit half and dangled it out of her apartment window. Were you thinking: “Nice re-use of old fruit, but what self-respecting bird would perch on pith?”

Photographs by Erin Boyle.

Erin looked out her window the other morning and saw a veritable flock—three different kinds of birds—enjoying a feast of hulled seeds. For more photos, see Reading My Tea Leaves.

Do you suddenly wish you’d bookmarked those DIY grapefruit bird feeder instructions?

Don’t worry, we have them right here: For step-by-step instructions and a materials list, see “DIY: A Grapefruit Bird Feeder for Feathered Friends.”

Can you help us ID any of Erin’s new feathered friends? If you recognize these birds, tell us in the comments below.

For more of Erin’s DIY projects, see “DIY: Bottle-fed Paperwhites” and “DIY: Winter Finery, Foraged in Brooklyn.”