The Gardman USA 0280019 wild bird feeding kit is a great multi-utility tool for bird feeding. It acts as a one-stop shop for your birds to feed and freshen up. It is versatile and can be a great addition, especially if you have limited space or if you live in an apartment like I do. With this kit, you can attract a very wide variety of birds, throughout the year, all from one station.
The kit provides everything that is required to attract birds. There are two overarching arms with hooks at each end and an attractive fleur-de-Lys-finial. At a lower level, there is another arm and hook. There is a birdbath with its support even lower down and a small tray feeder beneath that. The best part is that all these accessories are detachable, so you can remove them if you don’t want them there.
I have hung two tube feeders and a hummingbird feeder. I am currently living in an apartment building, which is on the 1st floor, and so I didn’t have many options apart from the balcony. However, I tied the pole to the balcony, and it has held up well ever since. There are a variety of birds that are attracted to my arrangement and to be honest, it can get pretty chaotic at times, to the point where I have to remove one feeder. The tray feeder is truly a great addition where you can simply add some bread crumbs or chopped up fruit. Although my experience has been good overall, there are certain aspects of this product that I would like you to be aware of.
Gardman USA Wild Bird Feeding Kit
Accessories: The Gardman USA Wild Bird Feeding Kit comes with a variety of options, which are all detachable. The birdbath and the tray feeder are of decent quality. The tray feeder is made of mesh which has holes at the bottom so water can drain out and to prevent food from deteriorating. An important point to remember is that no bird feeders are included with the purchase of this kit.
Assembly: It is fairly easy to assemble. The kit is supported by a heavy pole, which is consists of 3 separate sections that need to be attached with screws. The width of the pole is 58cm, and the full height is 2.26m. The above ground height is 1.85 cm, with the remaining part going into the ground.
Design: It showcases simple design and colour.
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The Gardman USA 0280019 wild bird feeding kit is a great multi-utility tool for bird feeding. It acts as a one stop shop for your birds to feed and freshen up………..
Low-quality material: The metal used for the pole isn’t of very good quality. If you have squirrels running around, the pole could bend at the joints when one or more squirrels jump on.
Poor support: All that connects each section and accessory is a screw that goes into a comparatively bigger hole. You should be alright if you use better and thicker screws. Also, the spike that goes into the ground looks worn out and doesn’t look it would hold the system up in any bad weather.
With everything said and done, the Gardman USA 0280019 Wild Bird Feeding Kit gives you value for the price, although with a little more money, you could get a better quality kit, especially if you’re looking to use the kit in your garden or backyard.