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How to make a Bird Cake for garden birds.

When we’re cosy at home out of the winter weather, it’s good to know there is something we can all do to help our local wildlife.

This useful addition to the Trust’s information range is a step-by-step photo guide to making ‘Bird-cakes’ for your garden birds.

Not only do these nutritious cakes help over-winter survival they also give you really good close up views of the birds if you hang them near your window – as you can see below.

For your garden bird-feeder, you will need*:

  • Bread crumbs
  • Lard
  • Porridge oats
  • A mix of some (or all) of the following:
    • Canary seed or other seeds
    • Chopped peanuts
    • Chopped dried fruit
    • Suet
  • A plastic container (our Christmas pudding tubs are ideal – or a large yogurt pot will do.)
  • A hanger (needs to be sturdy enough to withstand hot lard.)

*Children will need adult help in the kitchen.