The Stellars Jays are by far my most frequent visitors, hanging out on the ground on my feeder (often 4-6 at a time). I don't mind them as they're raucous and attractive, however, they're picky. They shovel away the millet in order to get to the black sunflower seeds, which means a lot of my seed is ending up on the ground.

So I decided to attempt to make a screen to trap some of the dumped seeds in order to reclaim them. I made a simple frame with some extra hemlock and a bit of screendoor mesh from a previous repair...



The finished product, seems to work well, but I need to make another for the other side yet.