The Easy DIY Suet Bird Feeder That Will Look Natural In Your Trees
The first thing you’ll need is a log about 2 feet long and 2 1/2 inches to 3 inches in diameter. You can remove any knots on the log with a small ax, if needed, so it will be more stable when you get ready to drill holes into it. Backyard Birds on YouTube also suggests removing the bark from the log to help more species of birds be able to grasp it and feed.
To drill the holes to hold your suet, you’ll need either a 1-inch forstner bit or a 1-inch spade bit. Using a drill press can make the job easier, but you can also use an electric handheld drill. A good rule to follow is drilling the first hole a few inches from the top of your log about 1 inch deep. Then make a quarter turn and drill another one. Repeat the process until you have holes all around the log.
The final thing you’ll need to do is add an eye screw to the log so you can hang it. Using your power drill and a small bit, drill a pilot hole in the top of the log and guide the screw in by hand. Then you can insert a screwdriver through the eye for leverage and finish screwing it all the way in. After that, your log feeder will be ready to fill with suet and hang.