Already for months we see this lovely bird on our natural & recycled slate window feeder. Only recently we discovered it is a very rare Leucistic female Chaffinch (she simply missed the paint booth!). Every morning, after I filled all our window feeders, she comes to enjoy our (robin) bird food. As a ‘non-plastic’ feeder it is designed that you see the full body of the visiting bird, the seed floor is under an angle with an opening in end that water with automatically drained, meaning that your food will be fully eaten (doesn’t become mouldy and no remains attracting vermin). Made from natural slate, you’ll never have to clean the feeder; only twice yearly to check that the water drainage is still working. Easy installed (pushing the bone dry/clean sucker) against the glass and shortly after you can enjoy your feathered friends. Our first one made, roughly 10 years ago, has never come off, despite all weathers & seasons. Today there are close to 5000 other places where this feeder is enjoyed, from Northumberland, the whole of UK, and all other continents from, EU, America, Australia & New Zealand to even Japan.
Please come and join us for a Chocolate treat on our Christmas Open Days. Friday, Saturday & Sunday 23, 24 & 25th of November and Saturday & Sunday 1st & 2nd of December from 11am – 5pm. Other days you are also welcome, but please give us a ring (01434 270331) in advance. Looking forward seeing you.
Slate and Nature’s Christmas Open days for 2017 will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday 24th, 25th ad 26th of November and Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3rd of December. We would be delighted to welcome you with our traditional Chocolate treats. Other days you are of course also welcome, but please ring us in advance to avoid disappointment.
26/27th November, Christmas Slate & Nature Open Days
1-4th December, Living North Christmas Fair, Gosforth Racecourse
9-10th December, Hexham centre Christmas Fair
All other days you are welcome at our studio, but please ring us first!
When we are away at fairs, there will normally be somebody at home, but because most of our stock will be at the fair, contact us before you come over!
Our Window feeder, hand made from recycled British roofing slate, is one of Slate and Nature’s most popular products. Over the last few years, worldwide, over 3000 windows are transformed into a bird display. This specially designed feeder, is slowly conquering the world, from Tokyo Japan, Johannesburg Africa, Missouri USA, to Finland, Turkey etc. Nationally and internationally appreciated and enjoyed to watch and observe your feathered friends from close by. It has become a wonderful gift for your birds, your self, friends and family, no-matter what age, gender or who you are… everybody likes it.
‘This a great design, I already know where to put it!’
In September 2016 our Window feeder was featured in ‘Escape to the Country’, just follow the link and go to minute 16 and see how the window feeder is been made:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqyKCLSANQI ;if this link is not active please let us know, we’ll re-activate it!
Ordering a Window feeder:
You can place your order by sending an e-mail, with your details, to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can phone us on: 00 44 (0) 1434 270331. Alternatively, you can visit our Riverside Studio in West Woodburn. Our studio is open most days, but please ring in advance to check if we are in.
The price of the Window feeder is £ 19.50, postage Royal Mail 2nd class £ 3.- (price March 2019) (£ 21.50). You can pay by banktransfer or by sending us a cheque, but we will arrange this later.
Jeanette and Gerard van der Veen, Slate and Nature Park Cottage, West Woodburn, Northumberland NE48 2SG