Garden birds love fat balls and bird cakes that are commonly available in pet stores, garden centres and even some major supermarkets.
However, they are also super easy to make at home using a few simple ingredients.
What you will need:
- bird seeds
- grated cheese
- vegetable suet
- A container such as a yoghurt pot with some string attached to hang it up – (I used half of a coconut which I bought from a supermarket filled with the mixture before I found out how easy it was to make at home!)
You can use as many or as few of the above ingredients as you would like, although the suet is the essential element which must be at room temperature – this is the ingredient that holds it all together, and is also super tasty for birds.
- Put all of your ingredients in a bowl
- Add the suet and squish together until it is all stuck together
- Squash it all down firmly into your container and place it in the fridge for an hour
And that’s it, it’s as simple as that.
These are great for encouraging birds such as blue tits, woodpeckers and finches.
I hope you have found this useful, and I’d love to see your own fat ball creations for the birds in your garden…