Setting up your stand
The stand comes in two parts. The ground post is tapered at one end to fit into the Shepard’s Crook socket. Always check best fit before driving the post into the ground.
Drive your post vertically into the ground with a lump hammer. If ground conditions are hard, use a piece of wood to protect the metal from splaying,
It’s also a good idea to apply axle grease to the joint, in case you need to move your stand in the future. Periodically, applying grease to the stand itself with help to protect the paintwork – and discourage vermin!
Locating your stand
Birds do not like to fly across open ground to get to a feeder – they like plenty of cover – so choose the position of your stand carefully. Also remember that squirrels can jump 13 feet horizontally
Using your Feeders
Start by putting small amounts of bird feed into your feeders – you can increase the amount as more birds arrive.
Germinating seeds can damage your feeders, so do ensure that you clean them out regularly and be sure not to leave wet seed inside.