Hi Trish and everybody,

 my cake is

  •  lard,
  • ground sunflower
  •  and peanuts, also whole ones
  • all put together with currants and sultanas,

They go down a treat,

I had 9 long tail tits here today,
Not seen thrushes around, am worried,,mum used to come into workshop in breeding season, but offspring not so keen,,

Keep up the feeding everyone, we will get them through,,

Have 5 or 6 blue tits roosting in a nest box they have used twice to breed in,, dont know if the same family have moved in,,R


Hi, This is wonderful. 9 longtail tits and blue tits roosting. So you are helping birds survive!

I haven’t seen many thrushes, but the one or two I have seen have looked in good condition. I wonder if there are a lot of berries on the hedges. Also thrushes are shy birds and if a lot of more aggressive birds are feeding they may not get as much of a look in.

That is an interesting recipe. You must go to a lot of trouble to ground the sunflower and peanuts. I sometimes just melt the lard and pour it over some bird food. It gives it a fat coating.

Great you got in touch.
Glad to hear from other bird feeding people

Well said Richard  –   Keep up the feeding everyone, we will get them through



  1. Rachel Ridge

    Hi everyone!
    I have great plans for a baking session for the birds – just trying to find the time! Hopefully it will be this weekend, my daughter wants to join in with the fun too. I thought it would make a nice change from buying the ready made fat products available.
    Everything is ready and waiting – lard from the supermarket, a good quality bird seed mix and the exciting bit…lots of different things to make exciting toppings just to let the birds know it’s Christmas!!
    I’m using old coconut shells, scrubbed out and dried after the birds have eaten the original fillings. These will be ideal to pack with the melted suet and seed mixture and the string to hang them is still intact. A generous sprinkle of dried mealworms, suet treats, chopped sultanas and papaya will make them look festive as well as delicious! Perhpas I should get some cranberries too?
    To make block shapes I’ll use a baking tray lined with cling film, so that I can cut it into squares to fit my holder after it’s been in the fridge overnight. AND I’m wondering if I’ll have the time or the courage to attempt some very special fat snowballs…the plan is to make a seed and suet ball then roll it in peanut granules…how pretty on the tree!!! How tempting for the birds!!!
    Wish me luck!!

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