Birdfeeder and seed dispenser therefor

  • US 7,921,809 B2
  • Filed: 11/24/2008
  • Issued: 04/12/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/04/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A birdfeeder adapted to dispense birdseed to birds comprising:

  • a housing with a top, a bottom, and a sidewall having an outer surface and an inner surface defining a seed reservoir, said sidewall having at least one opening into said seed reservoir;

    a seed dispenser having a base piece and a movable piece, said base piece fitted in said sidewall opening and having an access opening formed therethrough passing from said reservoir outer surface to said reservoir inner surface and in fluid communication with said seed reservoir, said movable piece supported by said base piece at a location adjacent said base piece access opening and having a seed aperture formed therethrough which is smaller than said base piece access opening, said movable piece being moveable relative to said base piece in a plane that is substantially parallel with a plane of said base piece between a first orientation in which at least a portion of said base piece access opening is unobstructed to provide birds with access to birdseed in said seed reservoir while said movable piece seed aperture is blocked, and a second orientation in which said movable piece seed aperture is in fluid communication with said base piece access opening to provide birds with access to birdseed in said reservoir through said movable piece seed aperture.

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