Food For the Birds

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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.

It is a no cook recipe … just need to melt the peanut butter and lard in the microwave and mix in the dry ingredients.  Then press into containers and pop in the freezer.

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Since making this last year I’ve come up with a less messy way.  I fill small containers instead of rolling it in my hands.

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Some of the containers I used last week were a bit too big to fit into the round coil feeder and I had to cut the block in half.  So this week I used some smaller ones and still had a bit left over.  Sitting right there on the counter was a container from some yogurt I had eaten earlier and it looked to be the perfect size.

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The little sparrows are loving this all season suet, especially now that it has turned colder.

There is a print friendly version of the recipe here if you want to try making it for your feathered lens friends.

Have you seen my other recipe for bird cakes?


lots more lens friends

birds in the garden … critters in the garden … water birds

I’m sharing with the Bird D’pot at I’d Rather B Birdin’

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