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bird feeder empty alarm

save going down the garden to look
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a small incendiary device in disguise of a peanut put in first so the birds peck at it last, which lets off a bang and a plume of red smoke to alert you and a tiny fold up flag which then unfolds so you can see it at a distance( in case you were out)..so you will know that the feeder is empty and you can then go down the garden ready armed with fresh peanuts (not forgeting to replace the special one) you will save hours over a year.
grannymop, Oct 19 2007

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       my sparrows can clean out the feeder in an hour. I do feel guilty when I neglect them though. I'd like this better, if the last bird to eat was not blown to bits though.   

       a better idea (if you really like birds - and if you're feeding them, I imagine you do) would be to have the last nibble go through a thread that's attached to the string that's holding it to the tree and so it falls to the ground. an alarm on the ground could then send a silent message to perhaps your mobile or your email!?   

       category: home - garden - wildlife.
po, Oct 20 2007
  

       you do but you just don't see them. they're under the hedge gasping for breath
po, Oct 20 2007
  

       No need to blow up the last sparrow ! but rest of it's ok. Last peanut could just be a switch, with no bang... Flag could have a short message on it like: HUNGRY!!! +
xenzag, Oct 20 2007
  

       don't squirrels evolve?
po, Oct 20 2007
  

       how about a loud screech to scare the birds from the immediate area before exploding. Oh yeah, why even disguise it as food? thats kinda mean.
rascalraidex, Oct 20 2007
  

       If they evolved into boxes they could be called Squarrels.
xenzag, Oct 20 2007
  

       "don't squirrels evolve?"   

       tempted to post video of Droll Yankee squirrel-proof bird feeder... or the squirrel stealing babe ruth candy bars from the dispenser...   

       Granny, please move this to a better category.
dentworth, Oct 20 2007
  

       with the damn geese
blissmiss, Oct 20 2007
  

       Oh no... I'm off
xenzag, Oct 20 2007
  

       feed the sparrows, who cares what gender YOU are.   

       voting plus eventually for the feeding idea anyway.
po, Oct 20 2007
  

       Mr Tindale having a Devo moment I see.

I like the idea as written.
DrBob, Oct 22 2007
  

       //If they evolved into boxes they could be called Squarrels.//   

       *trying to contain laughter*
k_sra, Oct 22 2007
  

       The birds Hitchcocking around your patio windows aren't alarming enough?
Noexit, Oct 22 2007
  
      
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