LANDHAUS Bird feed dispenser

LANDHAUS
Bird feed dispenser

 
  • Size: 5.91 x 3.94 x 9.45 in.
  • Transparent dispenser makes checking the filling level easy
  • Remarkably easy and thorough cleaning
  • Weatherproof
  • Several mounting options – matching rods und railing holders
PolypropyleneUV resistantFreezer safeMade in Germany

The EMSA Landhaus bird feed dispenser – for small songbirds 

The LANDHAUS bird feed dispenser is the perfect feeding station for small song birds such as house sparrows and blue tits. The transparent dispenser allows you to check the filling level quickly to make sure the birds are never short of food. Depending on your requirements, you can hang the feed dispenser from a tree, stick it on a rod in the garden or attach it to your railings or the wall of your house. The dispenser is easy to dismantle, allows for remarkably thorough cleaning and can be used all year round thanks to its weatherproof finish.

The bird feed dispenser was the recipient of the Red Dot Award, the iF Design Award and the Plus X Award in 2016.

Further Videos  

Vibrant hustle and bustle at bird feed dispensers & co. – the right feeding station for winter birds

Autumn is barely upon us, yet already some of the birds our part of the world is home to in summer are heading south. As for the little birdies who are left here enduring the cold winter weather with us, a reliable feeding station is sure to be a hit. When used properly, bird feed dispensers can do our feathered friends a whole lot of good!

Feeding birds – the right timing
Opinions are divided when it comes to the subject of feeding birds – but NABU recommends winter feeding. The reason: pathogens increase and spread less easily in cold temperatures than they do in the warm summer months. And as soon as it gets frosty outside, the sources of nutrition for birds dwindle and they need more energy to keep their body temperature in check. So when the temperatures reach freezing point, feeding is safe. And not only is this fantastic for the birds: it’s always exciting to watch the hustle and bustle at bird feed dispensers & co. when this time of year comes around!

Food for winter birds: the dos and don’ts
Lots of birds with different needs are sure to flock to the bird feed dispenser or bird house in winter. And when it comes to nutrition, there are basically three different kinds of birds:

  • Soft food eaters
    e.g. robins, wrens, blackbirds and starlings
    As the name suggests, these little birdies love soft food such as oats, bran, raisins and other fruit. But be careful with the latter particularly on cold days, because frozen fruit will do the birds no good at all.
  • Granivores
    e.g. finches, sparrows, siskins and bullfinches
    These kinds of birds have strong beaks and can easily break shells, so they love sunflower seeds and various other tough grains.
  • Omnivores
    e.g. tits, woodpeckers and nuthatches
    These little birds are less picky and are happy with both soft and hard food.

With this in mind, you can also influence which sorts of birds flock to the feeding station with the kinds of food you offer. Important: bread and spiced or salted food are not suitable bird feed ingredients as they are harmful to birds.

Tip:
Ready-made bird feed mixes are available to buy in DIY stores and supermarkets. But if you enjoy being hands-on, you can make your own bird feed or make your own shapes with it. Take a look at our blog, where Silvia reveals how DIY food can be made into fun shapes with the help of cookie cutters and hung up outside – a real hit for kids!

Hygienic feeding station: bird feed dispenser
If you want to provide food for winter birds, you should get clued up beforehand and choose a suitable feeding station. Things to take into consideration here include:

  • Design: the food should stay clean and dry – the best way to achieve this is with a bird feed dispenser, or alternatively with a bird feed holder. These stop the birds getting into the food and/or leaving faeces inside it, which in turn prevents diseases being spread through the food.
  • Material: plastic is more hygienic than wood, as it is easy to clean. Under no circumstances should there be any traces left over from strong chemicals used on the bird feed dispenser.
  • Pathogens are particularly common in large feeding stations – so it’s preferable to set up several small feeding stations.

The Landhaus feed dispenser perfectly satisfies these criteria: the food is protected against contamination and moisture, and it is dispensed gradually in small quantities. It is made from hygienic and robust plastic, can be taken apart for cleaning and is even suitable for the dishwasher.

Come closer, birds! – Tips for attaching the feeders
As with bird houses, there are also certain points to take into account when mounting a bird feeding station:

  • It should be mounted in a clear position to make sure cats and other predators can’t creep up unnoticed.
  • Make sure there are no glass panels nearby that the birds might not see – label these with a sticker if necessary.

If you want to watch the little birdies eating their food, you should find a spot for the feeder that’s a suitable distance away from the observer but is still in good view. So now there’s nothing left to stand in the way of some good old bird feeding fun!