Mr FF bought this bird table for my birthday 25 maybe more years ago. It was one of those gifts you don't know you want until you actually receive it, they're always the best and I love it very much. It's been in constant use in the gardens of all 5 houses we've had and survived dreadful weather on the North York Moors and in Scotland but despite the wood being well cared for with regular treatment it's now starting to show its age. It hasn't helped that the squirrel likes to sit on the roof while he forces his way into my so called squirrel proof feeders. The crows also like to perch on the roof or sit on the tray and haul up the fat balls I suspend from the side so they can get a good peck, we even had the odd sparrow hawk land and sometimes the frantic bird activity has caused the table to fall from it's cantilevered hook onto the lawn.
My table came from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds but they don't seem to have a hanging model now. Still I'm sure a simple re-roofing exercise will be no trouble at all for a retired engineer who already has a huge list of home maintenance work to complete.
|Very bad snap taken through our bedroom window|