The Hurley-Byrd Mourning Dove Series
Introduced - 2004 . . . . . Discontinued - 2014
Coming Back late 2018 in Full Force
Arguably, the feeder that built Hurley Byrd.
Possessing amazing beauty and even more impressive performance.
The Mourning Dove Series large bird is a pinnacle feeder deserving of its place in our celebration.
If you seek the best of the best....... here they are.
To celebrate our 15th Anniversary, we are bring back the Mourning Dove (MD)
in limited, one-off special feeders crafted by HB's owner himself. Since he is the only one who
has actually built MD's, and is the only one who understand their nuances.
Throughout our 15th year, we will occasionally build a few MD's and offer
them here. We do not know how many we can build, it will be related to availability of time.
Following is our 2014 description and informational on the MD.
What is being offered now may vary as each is a work of art all unto itself.
Big, Beautiful and Beautiful!
The Hurley-Byrd Mourning Dove series bird feeders are in a class all their own.
Our years of birding and woodworking expertise produce the finest large bird feeder available.
Through a process of continued enhancement, the Mourning Dove's functionality and beauty have reached a level unequalled in the bird feeding world. It is pure Form over Function - The BWM of bird feeders.
The Mourning Dove series is our top selling big bird feeder and for good reason. Big, bold and
tremendously beautiful, these feeders attract a lot of birds and tell the whole neighborhood
"You're a Serious Birder." If you seek the highest quality pinnacle feeder for your
feeding station or a gift that will never be forgotten, look no further.
Installations and Erecting:
Mourning Doves are normally erected using our Large 4x4 Pole Mounts (poles not included) and are usually coupled to a matching Seed Catcher Tray. Seed Catcher Trays introduce a second level of bird watching pleasure by providing a large, open and unobstructed landing area to accommodate the bulkier/clumsier birds such as Blue Jays,
Cardinals and Mourning Doves. Most importantly though, seed catcher trays provide a
second opportunity for the birds to consume dropped feed which
saves YOU lots of "seed money" ultimately paying for itself and the feeder too.
We recommend mounting these feeders on 4x4 posts (3 1/2" x 3 1/2") using our mounts since they
cannot be hung due to their weight. But they can be used as patio table, deck, ground or stump feeders.
The seed trays have a perfectly sized center hole that slips over and down the pole prior to mounting the feeder. The tray can then be pressed tight against the feeder's mount or slid further down the pole
and secured at any location along the poles length using the supplied screws.
Each 15th Anniversary Mourning Dove is Handcrafted with the Finest Materials:
Appalachian Mountain Lumber - Some chosen for their strength, some for their beauty, some for both.
1.) Super thick base plates and vertical roof supports for years of durability.
2.) 3/4" Matched lumber roof halves of superior beauty.
3.) 1/2" thick railings to hold up to years of birding activity.
Ceramic Coated Steel Screws - No inferior staples, nails, brads or glues used anywhere.
1.) Screws are the ultimate fastener for their holding capabilities.
2.) Ceramic coatings will not corrode like nails, staples, or inferior screws.
3.) Screws allow disassembly for cleaning, refinishing or repair.
Hopper End Seed Ports - Supplies seed to feeder's ends producing a 360 degree feeding environment.
Full Length Brass Plated Roof Hinges - Resists entry of rain and melting snow into the hopper.
Heavy Duty 1/4" Acrylic Sheeting - Double thick sheeting retains it shape and is strong!
Positive Water Drain Holes - Placed at each corner for fast drainage of rain and melting snow.
All 15th Anniversary Feeders Receive These Free Upgrades - Preinstalled:
Hopper Base Seed Splitter - Directs ALL the seed to the feeding platform.
Solid Brass Hook and Eye Latch - Positively keeps the roof closed, even in high winds.