With a pressing need for an off-the-ground bird feeder but with marginal handyman skills, assembling lying-around bits and pieces into a coherent unity is, well, possible. See above.
TheSpladder - de Chirico Model, it is hoped, will spare pecking varieties of birds from FELINE ATTACK. Or, given that The Spladder has climbable rungs, it will at least spare pecking varieties of birds from INSTANT attack.
So far, of course, 24 hours after installation, not a single pecking bird from the many pecking birds encouraged to visit this garden through the distribution of birdseed ( formerly placed on the ground ) has even noticed The Spladder's aim or utility...
is that a design fault or a failure of marketing strategy? Are the birds here simply too spoon-fed or lacking the sharp instincts of their wild or under-nourished cousins?
I could call a spade a spade but I am not. I am going to call a spade an integral part of a piece of garden architecture and hope my beaked friends can perceive that this particular assemblage has a purpose beyond its stunning visual impact. Birdseed anyone?