Bird Food Recipes 2017

//Bird Food Recipes 2017

Week 3 June: Sweet cake recipe for Robins

Sweet cake recipe for Robins You will need: Breadcrumbs Dessert spoon of clear honey or jam Peanut granules Sunflower hearts Dried mealworms Raisins or Sultanas Suet Robins, Tits, Blackcaps, Starlings, Blackbirds, Nuthatches, Siskins, Starlings, Wood Pigeons and Collared Doves all eat this mixture. How to make it! Take 3 or 4 slices [...]

Week 2 June: Blackbird Summer Fruits Recipe

Summer fruits for Blackbirds You will need: BBQ or Bamboo Skewers  Apples Bananas Pears Grapes Chopped nuts Chopped raisins/cherries Blackbirds are Omnivores. They eat insect larvae, mealworms, fruit, berries, seeds and grain. How to make it! Blackbirds enjoy eating summer fruits. These can be chopped in to small pieces and left on [...]

Week 1 June: Blue Tit Bird Cake Recipe

A bird cake for Blue Tits   You will need: 300g bird seed mix 150g raisins 150g peanuts 250g block of suet or lard Empty, clean yoghurt pot/s or other small container/s (depending on how many you want to make) String Scissors Mixing bowl Spoon This recipe will make a lot of bird cakes [...]

May Week 4 Tasty oat Crumble

Tasty Oat Crumble What you will need! 1 cup of Roman Meal 1 cup of uncooked oatmeal 2 eggs ½ cup of whole milk 1 tablespoon of molasses 1 tablespoon of cooking oil ½ cup of raisins or shopped fruit How to make! Blend all ingredients together in a bowl. Pour mixture onto a [...]

May Week 3 Apple Suet Cookies

Apple Suet Cookies What you will need! 225g of Suet Pellets 1 Slice of brown bread (crumbled) A couple of digestive biscuits (crumbled) 1 finely cut red apple 200ml cold water How to make! Place suet pellets in an old pan and heat gently – do not burn. Once soft, empty into a large [...]

May Week 2 Nuts about Nuts!

Nuts about Nuts! What you will need! 3 cups rendered suet ¾ cup of nuts (walnuts, pecans or unsalted mixed nuts) ½ cup of shelled sunflower seeds  ¾ cup of crunchy peanut butter How to make! In a large bowl, add the chunky peanut butter to the rendered suet while it is still warm. [...]

May Week 1 Special Fat Cakes

Special Fat Cakes What you will need! a good size pan with lid a large spoon a butcher knife a big bowl a bread pan or cup-cake tin. This is one time you don't have to grease or flour the pan. metal strainer (optional) waxed paper and a plastic storage bag How to make! [...]

April Week 4 Berry Snacks

Berry Snacks What you will need! Lard Wild berries such as hawthorn and rosehips, or dried fruit Wild bird seed Porridge oats Cheese (optional) Saucepan of boiling water Heatproof bowl with a diameter larger than that of your saucepan Coconut halves (available online), small coconut-fibre plant pots or yoghurt pots Garden twine How to [...]

April Week 3 Peanut Butter Cakes

Peanut butter cakes What you will need! Old 1 to 1 and a half cups of Shortening. 3/4 of a cup Peanut Butter. 3 and a half cups of Wild Bird Seed. 1 cup of Quick Oats.  1/2 a cup of Corn Meal/Polenta. How to make! Stir together your bird seed, oats, and corn [...]

April Week 2 Mealworm Pudding

Mealworm Pudding What you will need! Old plastic containers e.g. yoghurt pots, jelly pots, squash bottles. String. Some twigs or old garden cane. Lard Bird seed and tasty bird food extras e.g. grated cheese, cake crumbs, sultanas and other dried fruits, suet, sunflower seeds, nuts and mealworms. A pair of scissors and/or sharp knife. [...]