The pictures above show a popular English way to provide birds with food. The process is very simple. Puncture or drill out the depressions at the top of the coconut and drain out the coconut milk. With a hacksaw or similar device cut out one quarter of the shell. Thread a hefty wire through the holes and hang as shown in the American version. The most regular visitor is a Downy Woodpecker but Chickadees and Nuthatches have also turned up. The English shot is a Blue Tit, a very popular bird that will nest close to houses.

– John Meakin

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