Daily Archives: January 29, 2009

Bird Cake Recipe

Bird cake  / fatballs are very good all year round for birds, but especially in the winter.

It’s  easy to buy fatballs but they are easy to make as well.  It just takes a little bit of time.

ONE WAY TO MAKE A FATBALL

With this receipe it needs to be –

  • one third fat and

  • two thirds should be the food mixture

Melt some lard.  Then add any or all of the following

  • Oatmeal

  • cheese

  • seeds

  • nuts

  • dried fruit

It very simple you just –

  • Mix fat and food mixture together

  • Put it in a container to set

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A bird meal in minutes

When using fat to bind bird food it’s no good using vegetable oil.  It needs to be lard / fat.

I know there are a lot of ways to make fat balls / bird cake.  If you have a recipe let me know

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National Nest Box Week

It is National Nest Box Week  from 14th to 21st  February so why not put up a nest box and help our feathered friends  – it also means you’ll be able to  enjoy seeing wild birds nest in your garden.

I’ve been reading about two types of nest box. 

Click on the headings and you’ll find more information about these two bird boxes.

CEDAR WOOD NEST BOXES  

Needs little maintenance and has good insulation properties.  This is the 26mm hole nestbox.

SCHWEGLER NEST BOXES

a Schwegler  woodcrets, 2-hole nest box.  The shape of the box make it possible for birds to nest out of the reach of predators.  The woodcrete keeps nesting birds warm as it has good insulation.

Why not click  on the links and decide which nest box is best.

Trisha