Homemade Bird Food
Here are some great bird food recipes to be used anytime, but especially in the cold winter months.
For many of us, it’s a great joy to watch and study our feathered friends. In the winter, experts maintain the best way to bird–watch is in a comfortable chair by the window. By keeping a feeder stocked with bird food, you can attract birds that will stay with you until spring.
Rest assured that it’s fine to feed birds. Supplemental food could actually help birds during a tough winter—and this will not affect bird migration. A number of factors trigger the urge for birds to migrate, but the most significant one is day length. When the days get shorter, certain birds move on, regardless of whether there are still filled feeders available for them.
If you really want to impress your avian friends, here are a few recipes you can concoct—strictly for the birds!
What’s important is that you keep birds safe by keeping your bird feeders clean. Scrub out feeders with a 10 percent non-chlorinated bleach solution at least a few times a year, and certainly between seasons. Remove suet in hot weather because it may spoil quickly.