Since the bird population is getting smaller and smaller, it's a really good thing to make your garden bird friendly.
The sad reality is that we won't save the endangered species if we feed birds in winter, but it's a nice thing to give other birds a great place to stay, and it actually gets you a little close to nature. So some environmentalists say: you shouldn't feed them, while other say it's not harming (if you do it right) so do it, at least in winter.
There are a few Do's and Dont's you should know, because if you make it wrong, you can harm rather than help:
First take your oil/fat. You need it fluid. And then mix it with all the seeds, grains, oats whatever you use. (You need approximately 500g fat and 500g Seeds or 1KG fat and 1 KG seeds.)
You can form it to balls and let them get solid (in the freezer or fridge). If you wan't to hang it on a tree make sure to put a string into the nut-fat mix before it get's solid. To hang it on a tree is a safe way for small birds to get some food.
A great solution is also to reuse a single use plastic bottle or even milk carton as a bird feeder
Or just use a normal bird feed house and just put the mix or the seeds into it. Make sure to clean a bird feed house regularly with hot water!
When I was a kid I loved to feed the birds in winter. Maybe thats why I love to watch birds so much even now :)
Remember: Animals should only eat what they know from their natural food. All processed, junk food, etc is NOT good for them.
Let's be honest, most of it is not even good for us humans. But we can make our own choice...
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