Geoff Hammond, a client in the Rehabilitation Centre at Headway Shropshire, has been working away on something very special in the woodwork room. It was all a bit hush-hush, with everything strictly on a need-to-know basis – until last week, that is, when Geoff revealed his marvellous creation to the world.
The photo shows Geoff next to the Wheelchair Accessible Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder, Mark I. (I think we should call it the W.A.S.P Mark I)
The vertical bars are spaced to prevent access by those pesky squirrels, but allow access to birds of various species. The flat table area surrounding the feeder is designed to allow table-feeding birds to pick up the scraps, whereas the vertical caged feeder is designed for tits and other birds that prefer not to land.
The really ingenious part is the lift-out feeder. Because it is simply slotted in, and because the whole assembly is built at an appropriate height, Geoff can lift out the feeder whilst seated in his wheelchair, for easy refilling.