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How to Make a Bird Cake

How to Make a Bird Cake

Attract different species of birds to your garden by keeping a feeder stocked with a variety of foods, including sunflower seeds, cracked corn and millet. Alternatively, hang up mesh bags of suet to make them feel welcome and safe. Providing water is also very important so remember to use a birdbath to give them plenty. Take a look at the RSPB website for more details on bird-friendly foods.

If you would like to feed your feathery friends in a more creative way, follow our instructions below to find out to make a bird cake.

What you need:
Bird seed (good quality)
Peanuts 
Raisins 
Grated cheese 
Suet or lard

String
Yoghurt Pots
Mixing bowl  
Scissors

Step 1
First, make a small hole in the bottom of each yoghurt pot and thread string through it. Tie a knot on the inside but make sure you have enough string left over to tie the pot up.

Step 2
Cut up the room temperature lard into small pieces. Place the pieces of lard into a mixing bowl and then add all the other ingredients. Mix together with your fingers and keep squashing it so that the fat holds everything together.

Step 3
Fill the yoghurt pots with the mixture and let them set in the fridge for about an hour. Once they are ready, it is time to hang them up outside, taking them out the pots and hanging onto a tree or bird table.

9th Apr 2019