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Home Made Bird Food Recipes
How to make Home Made Bird Food, Suets and Treats to attract wild songbirds.
Song Bird Granola
1 Cup of Granola
1 Cup of Dried Blueberries or Cherries
1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans
1/2 Cup Cornmeal
1/2 Cup Ground or Chopped Suet
1/2 Cup Corn Oil
Combine all of the ingredients in the bowl using your hands to bind all of the mixture together with the oil. Serve in an open tray feeder and watch the Bluebirds Flock.
Leftover Cereal Recipes
Wild Birds are fond of many types of cereals though stay away from the sugary sweet
ones as they tend to attract pests and the desirable songbirds tend not to like them.
Like all of us, you will find each bird has their own preference in cereals.
Recipes and Feeders to Use
Shredded Wheat, Fruit/Nut Cereals
(Raisin Bran), Corn and Bran Flakes,
Crush with a rolling pin or fill a plastic ziploc half full and crush cereal -serve in a ground feeder
Serve whole in a ground feeder
Cream of Wheat, Oatmeal,
Mix each cup dry cereal with 1/4 peanut butter or bacon drippings and serve in tray feeders.
Puffed Rice and Sugary Cereals
Songbirds are not attracted to these
Bread, Cookies, Cakes and Crackers
Stale cookies, bread, cakes and crackers make delicious treats for hungry
songbirds and are easy to prepare.
It is as simple as crumbling up these stale treats and distributing in areas where birds feed.
Spread on the ground or in feeders and white and light colored treats are easiest to spot and
will attract birds quicker. Cookies and Breads with nuts, berries and vegetables are definitely
a nutritious plus for hungry songbirds. A word of caution, these treats absorb moisture quickly
so avoid using in wet weather or feed sparingly in inclement conditions.
Hummingbird Nectar Recipe
1 Cup of Water
1/4 Cup of Table Sugar
(Do not use honey pr artificial sweeteners as they ferment quickly)
Bring the water to a boil then stir in the sugar until dissolved.
Let cool and store excess in refrigerator in well cleaned plastic pop bottles with lids for pouring into feeders until ready to use.
Wild Bird Suet Recipes
This recipe is from Cindy Sullivan's Garden Talk radio show in Louisville, Kentucky.
1 pound of lard
1 cup of chunky peanut butter
1 cup of cornmeal
1 cup of oats
1 cup of wild bird seed mix
1 cup of Sunflower seeds
Melt the lard and peanut butter over low heat.
Stir in the remaining ingredients and let the mixture set over night in the refrigerator. Cut into squares and place in your suit feeder.
Pinecone Suet Feeders..
Pinecone suet feeders are easy to make... but a bit messy.
First collect some large pinecones that have opened
When the above recipe is still slightly molten... pack the suet between the petals of the cone.
Then roll the cone in wild bird seed mix
Place the cones in a bag in the refrigerator to cool overnight
Tie a string to the cones and hang them from a tree
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