Garden birds, just like humans, like a good homemade meal. Many garden birdwatchers make mouth-watering tasty treats for birds that visit their garden. So, how do you make homemade Bird foo
With the following recipes, which we’ve created, we are sure you will have lots of fun in the kitchen and we’re sure the birds will be grateful for your efforts.
Haith’s Special Mix
500g of bird seed
3 x 320g suet feasts
Slowly melt the suet feasts
Add small amounts of seed until the right consistency is reached
Once you’re happy with the mix, very carefully spoon out the mixture and either pour into the moulds or make into your own shapes, not forgetting to add a piece of string if required
Chill until set
Anna’s Apple Suet Cookies
225g Haith’s Suet Pellets
1 Slice of brown bread (crumbled)
A couple of digestive biscuits (crumbled)
1 finely cut red apple
200ml cold water
- Place Haith’s suet pellets in an old pan and heat gently – do not burn
- Once soft, empty into a large bowl and mix in all of the water
- Now add all the other ingredients and mix well
- Mould your mix into cookie cutters
- Don’t forget to add the string as that makes it easier to hang them outside
- Allow to cool in the fridge before serving to the birds
Abbie’s Birdy Cupcakes
100g Haith’s Golden Chorus
- Melt the lard into a pan and add Haith’s Golden Chorus Mix - stir in well
- Pour the mixture into cupcakes and leave to set
- Decorate with dried fruit for extra decoration
- Before serving, remove the cupcake cases
- Sit back and watch the birds enjoy their special treat
These three recipes are sure to make birds flock to your garden; however, we also sell ready-made products that are perfect to just place straight out into your garden. We encourage you to experiment making your own but we invite you to sit back and let us take the bird food making strain as that’s what we do best.
Here are a few off-the-shelf products to consider:
Co-Co Fat Feeders – half a coconut shell filled with seed and suet, ready to hang in your garden. Unwrap it and hang it and prepare for anything from tits and finches, Starlings and Long-tailed Tits, to swashbuckling Great Spotted Woodpeckers. If you hang it, they may come.
Mealworm Bird Cakes are ready to go - just unwrap and hang from a branch. Suet and dried mealworms are both bursting with calories. Feed suet throughout the entire year and particularly during the breeding season, during moulting and prior to migration not forgetting when temperatures drop below freezing. In fact 365 days a year!
Have fun experimenting, or ask Haith’s to do what we do best and make a delicious fat feast for your extra special feathered friends.
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