Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Inexpensive Outdoor Bird Treats

As the snow piles up in our Northern climates a good way to attract (and help out) birds is to supply a food source for them. However, some of these outdoor feeders can be pricey, as well as the feed that goes in them.

Here's an inexpensive recipe I use to help out my feathered friends throughout the winter months. Plus, it's only a few ingredients that most people have stocked in their cupboards.

1 bagel
3 tbsp lard
2 tbsp peanut butter
bird seed (optional)

* Take a bagel (any flavour except chocolate) cut in half and freeze.

* In a small pot, melt 3 tbsp of lard then add 2 tbsp of peanut butter (crunchy is best) and blend together.
* Spread onto bagel halves (careful it will be hot and runny)
*Sprinkle bird seed on top while still warm
After the bagel is good and frozen, take it and hang close to tree trunk or put into a suet holder.
The birds love this, especially woodpeckers and will thank you for it by visiting your tree :)


Anonymous said...

That is a great idea. I never thought of a bagel and peanut butter for the birds. I will have to try that and see how many birds I get this winter.

Sandie lee said...

Yes, It's really easy and if you use stale bagels, you're not wasting anything. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great New Year :)

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