Medieval bird feeder

Photo: North Lincolnshire Museum CC By SA2.0
Object type: Bird Feeder
Period: Medieval
Primary material: Lead
Date found: 11/04/2013
Location: South Ferriby, Lincolnshire


The PAS records this as a bird feeder dating to 1200 – 1500 AD. Bird feeders normally have one flat edge, typically in a D shape, to allow them to attach to the birdcage. Small lead vessels of similar form could be inkwells, cup weights or dice shakers. The object is undergoing further examination at North Lincolnshire Museum.