Archives for bird food

For the Bird Lover

Categories: Birds and Christmas.

Here is a quick and easy gift to make for the bird watcher that you know. It doesn’t matter if the person is an experienced birder or a brand new one, this gift will bring hours of enjoyment. You need a mason jar, bird seed, paper or material, raffia or ribbon, a suet feeder and a block of homemade all season suet. Into the mason jar layer different types of bird food … sunflower seeds, safflower, peanuts in the shell, hulled peanuts, and premium bird seed.  Add a paper or material cover over the jar lid and tie with raffia or
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Plugging the Holes

Categories: Birds and Garden Projects.

We have added a new log feeder to the garden for this winter. It’s a piece of birch log with holes drilled in it and then the holes are then filled with my all season suet recipe.  There was a piece of birch branch left over from some logs I have for filling the winter greenery pots.  Holes were drilled in half way for a total of 5 holes around the log and a hole was drilled into the top and a big hook was added.
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Food For the Birds

Categories: Birds.

Bird watching is a wonderful past time … especially in the winter months. Once the large flocks of starlings and blackbirds have left the area I start making some of the all season suet.  The smaller birds like the chickadees, juncos, woodpeckers and even the sparrows love this food.
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Muffins for the Birds

Categories: Birds and Recipes.

There has been lots of activity at the suet feeder lately.  The last time I made the all season suet I used my muffin tins to form the shapes instead of rolling it around in my hands to make small balls.   I also added some black oil sunflower seeds.  They turned out great.  Once the muffin tins were filled I popped them into the freezer for awhile.  When they were frozen into shape they popped out easily to be stored in a zip lock bag.  Delicious bird muffins. When the suet basket needs filling, I just take out 3
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