This collection of odd bird feeders proves birds don't care if their seed feeders display good taste, they just want bird feeders whose seeds taste good.
1) Lighten Up, St. Francis
OK, so Saint Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals but the above statuesque bird feeder doesn't seem right somehow. Could it be the figure's fixed and frozen grin that makes him look like he'd rather be anywhere else doing anything else? Yes, yes it could. (bird feeder images via Gerry Dincher above and Eli Christman at top)
2) Can U Digit?
Greenpeace? More like Yellowpeace, amiright? This unusual peace-sign bird feeder is ideal for folks who want to feed birds while giving the finger(s) to freeloading squirrels. (bird feeder image via weirdbydesign)
Well now, here's a lovely scene for schoolchildren to observe during their morning and afternoon commutes. Friends and neighbors can enjoy the gradual decomposition of this ghoulish disembodied head as oblivious avians diligently pack away at its seedy flesh. No word if the family who lives here is named Addams. (bird feeder image via Mark Rough)
This guy oughta quit feeding the birds while he's a head. At least the local woodpeckers will have something to do when other species have eaten all of the bird seed. (bird feeder image via Brittany)
5) 'Phoning It In
We're not sure what exactly is going on with this bird feeder from Japan, other than it might be wired for sound. Plug in your headphones and eavesdrop on some goldfinch gossip? Yeah, owl pass. (bird feeder image via Sai Mr.)
Highchairs – not for toddlers any more! This neat suspended armchair seed feeder invites winged critters to stop in and relax while having a bite. Of course, all bets are off when the wind begins to blow. (bird feeder image via Alan Levine)
7) Crimson & Glover
Want to hand feed the birds but have no time to stand around with your hand held out? Do the next best thing and show your love with a bird feeder glove! Said to be especially appealing on Palm Sunday. (bird feeder image via Billy McKechnie)
8) Muller Retort
Sorry A.G Barr, this is one Muller that can't be redacted, colluded or even obstructed. Do be sure to clean out all the yogurt before filling with seeds, mind you, unless you want a subpoena from a congress of plovers. (bird feeder image via Jo Jakeman)
9) Coconut Fodder
Just how big are the birds in your neighborhood that you feed them coconuts? Actually any size avian can enjoy these specially prepared split coconuts whose inner surface “impacted with fat”, aka smeared with suet. Tropical and greasy, sorta like a pizza with pineapple... only MUCH cooler! (bird feeder image via Smabs Sputzer)