AHH March in the garden,Cold & Wet.What to do in the garden at this time of the year,well there is alway work to do.
A much needed foodstuff for foraging birds at this time of the year.
Mixed seed, Sunflower seed & Peanuts (600g),Add Mealworms if you want.
Various yoghurt, pasta sauce, cream pots etc. String or Twine.
Some twigs.Large sauce pan (preferably an old one).
Large mixing bowl.
Make a small hole in the base of each pot, cut twigs into lengths slightly wider than pot, diagonal measurement is ideal. Tie twig to end of string/twine and thread through hole.
A good tip is to put your finger over the hole whilst you fill the pots up with the seed & lard mixture, then the liquid can’t leak out as you fill. I have also refilled some square containers that contained bird cake that fit in those wire feeders. Leave for a few hours (preferably overnight) in a cool place, then carefully press them out. If your mixture is firm enough they should slide out easily, if not sliding a knife around sides will help to release it.
The twigs act as a stopper so the seed ball cannot slide of the string/twine and makes a handy perch for small birds.