A WILDLIFE photographer has created a miniature snack bar for the birds in her garden — using dolls house accessories.
Kate MacRae, a wildlife consultant who has appeared on Springwatch and Countryfile, came up with the fun idea so she could feed the birds in winter.
And this week’s snow provided a seasonal backdrop to the birds who dropped by for a bite to eat.
Kate, 50, has even fitted a camera at the back of the bar to live stream all the visitors who pop in.
‘I needed to create a set-up that would house an HD IP camera and be able to dispense a reasonable volume of food,’ she said.
‘I drew up lots of different plans and had lots of ideas. I discovered that 1/12th dolls house furniture and accessories were the ideal size for small birds.’
The ingenious design also features mini bottles of water, packets of crisp, a miniature microwave and a menu listing items for sale.
But if crisps are not to the winged creatures liking, they can enjoy proper bird food, which is dispensed from a tray.
Within an hour of placing the bar outside her home, birds were soon flying in to have a look.
‘Even as it got dark and the internal lights illuminated the snack bar, the robin still visited. I’m thrilled,’ added Kate.
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