If you want to feed wild birds in your yard or on the balcony, a bird seed catcher is a very useful device to place under your bird feeder because it will help to keep the ground below much cleaner. When birds eat wild bird seed, whether they are feeding at a hanging bird feeder or a pole-mounted bird feeder, there will always be some debris that spills from the feeder and falls to the ground. Some of this debris will consist of hulls and shells, and some will consist of actual seeds that have fallen from the feeder.
When seeds and hulls from the bird feeder fall to the ground, they can create several problems. If the ground below a bird feeder is littered with hulls, seeds, and shells, it looks quite messy and unattractive. Bits of seed that fall to the ground will soon attract unwanted visitors such as raccoons and rodents to your yard. Another problem you will face when wild bird seed falls to the ground is that the seeds may actually germinate and start to grow. The resulting plants that spring from the wild bird seed can look unsightly and may even get out of control.
Fortunately, there is an easy way to prevent the problem of bird seed and debris falling to the ground. By placing seed catchers below your bird feeders it will be much easier to maintain a tidy look in the yard or on the balcony. A seed catcher is a flat, dish-like device that can be attached below a bird feeder to catch the seeds and shells that would otherwise fall to the ground. The other advantage of placing seed catchers below your bird feeders is that they will catch many seeds that can still be eaten by birds and would otherwise go to waste. In many cases, wild birds will start to nibble on the seeds that fall on the seed catcher. The bird feeder seed catcher can actually become a second level where birds find food to eat. In this way, seed catchers not only help to keep your yard and balcony neat, they also help you to save money by recycling the bird seed that can still be eaten.
Another great place to use bird seed catchers is indoors. If you are keeping a caged bird in your home, it is a good idea to place a bird seed catcher below the bird cage. The bird cage seed catcher will catch a lot of debris that falls out of the bird cage and will keep the floor below the cage much neater.
At our website we offer several seed catchers to solve your problems. The seed saucer from Backyard Birding Solutions is a useful device that catches all or almost all of the seeds that may spill from your wild bird feeder. The tough plastic material will stand up to many years of wear. In addition to the seed saucer, we also sell bird seed catchers in several sizes, ranging from sixteen to thirty inches in diameter. Choose the bird seed catcher that will fit the type of bird feeder you are using in your yard.