Photographer Creates a Miniature Snack Bar For The Birds in Her Garden
Kate MacRae, a wildlife photographer from the UK, came up with the fun idea to feed the birds in winter
Meet Mrs MacRae, a 50 years old wildlife photographer from the UK who decided to spoil the birds in her garden
Kate used doll's house furniture & accessories and her miniature bar includes a range of treats
She has even fitted a camera at the back of the bar to live stream all the visitors who pop in
At her bar, you can find food of all descriptions, mini bottles of water, sandwiches and cakes in 1/12 size.
"I played around with lots of ideas before I came up with the snack bar idea"
I needed to create a set-up that would house an HD IP camera and be able to dispense a reasonable volume of food. '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 wildlife photographer said the whole process took a few months as her friend built the frame first from wood, then plastic and metal
She added: 'It took several weeks of experimentation before we were happy with the new design. 'It has evolved to house a tray at the front for food as well as a counter. Tom created two small shelving units for me to fill with tiny food items. I fixed in the camera on the bracket set in the back of the box and set it so it would be positioned so the birds would visit the food tray in the front but look like they were visiting the snack bar. I had ordered a range of tiny dolls' house-sized items to 'stock' my snack bar. From miniature bottles of water and cans of drink to tiny packets of crisps, I began to arrange and stick the food items onto the shelving units and the counter." Finally ready, she mounted it outside her home and settled in to check all the camera equipment worked.
This snack bar will be open for food over the winter period, You can watch it live at wildlifekate.co.uk