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Case Road, Menifee, CA, United States
I’ve tried various ways to protect my feeders from the elements, and this one is easy and works great. I used extra-strong packaging tape to adhere it to the feeder station – at the top, middle and bottom. It ain’t going anywhere. The rain and wind came along, and it didn’t even budge. Next I’m adding some bird roosting nests, so the birds have a place to snuggle up in severe storms.
This is a wind-resistant 63 inch black umbrella w a fiberglass shank - withstands storms great. I would advise raising up the feeders as high as possible for better protection.
Wow I love it!!! I have been wanting to do this forever and looked for something like this! Where did you find the umbrella???
This is wonderful. I’ve been contemplating doing this. Where did you get the umbrella? Is it non-collapsible?
So you were asked where you found the Umbrella and have NOT answered so I would like to know the same thing…
Please let us know
For those asking about the umbrella, just google / search windproof umbrella’s on Amazon , you will find one similar above to use . Thats what I did , hope that helps
Awesome idea, will see if we can do the same. So tired of cleaning out nasty feeders every time it rains!
How can that protect seed at the holes or trays when the wind is blowing the rain sideways? It rarely comes straight down.
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