With the weather that has pestered many countries over the last few years, from floods in the UK and snow and ice storms in America, what you must not forget is the wildlife that are trying to survive in these adverse conditions.
They need help, just as much as many people need others help, the wildlife who must find food in difficult situations, too. Building a bird feeder is a good place to start.
What You Need
The essential ingredients that you need are string, lard, nuts, dry fruit and a bowl to set the ingredients in.
It is important that you remember that the lard that you are using shouldn’t be melted. Mix in small chunks with your hands to break down the block. If you have an allergy to nuts then wear gloves.The essential ingredients that you need are string, lard, nuts, dry fruit and a bowl to set the ingredients in.
How To Assemble
This is the messy section, but it could save you money in the long-term. Making these bird feeders, they will provide the calories that the birds need, cheaper than the cost of commercial feeders.
- Chop the lard into small chunks and place into a bowl.
- Add the other food items into this mix.
- Use your hands to melt the lard enough so you can mix the dry ingredients into the lard.
- Place lengths of string into the balls of fat and bird feed.
- Refrigerate until set.
- You need to find a place to hang the bird feeders, so they are safe for the birds to stop and eat.
Options For Placement
You are going to have different options depending on the outside space that is available. You don’t want to get prosecuted for feeding the birds if you live in an area where there are any restrictions on this activity. Some city centers do not want you to feed the birds because they are a pest rather than part of nature.
If you have a branch or a tree in your garden then these areas the best options. It is possible to hang them from a bird feeder table, too.
The different ingredients that you put into the feeders will attract a variety of birds. It is a great way to experiment with the different seeds that are suitable for wild birds, to see what different varieties of birds you can attract to your garden.
It is also possible to leave out the string section if you have a metal cage that you can purchase for the commercial bird balls which are available. These are a great way to protect the feeders and are usable over longer periods. They are a great for hanging in trees and providing a great method of feeding the wildlife and saving potential deaths due to lack of food in the adverse weather conditions.
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