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Bird Feeds

Winter is an ideal time to create bird feeders in your garden. Place the feeders where they can easily be viewed from indoors.  As food supplies are often in short supply during the winter months, you will be amazed to see how popular a feeding station can become.

Bird Pudding Recipe

Melt 1 cup of dripping fat in a saucepan, and add any or all of the following:

  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • Crumbled bread scraps
  • Birdseed 

The mix can be kept in the fridge and then place a little out each day.

Many different containers can be used as a feeding station for the birds.  Readymade feeds are available in our stores, of you could try pushing the ‘cake’ into the sides of a partially opened pinecone and suspending it from a tree.  Another great idea is to use a mesh bag and putting the ‘cake’ inside and suspending it from a tree.

Enjoy your bird watching!

Click here to download as a pdf for printing.

Adult supervision may be required to help with this project, depending on the child's age.