Bird Food Recipe: Fine-Feathered Entree

Snowy Bird Feeder

A snowy bird feeder in my front yard.

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Annette McCarthy


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Try this bird food recipe to attract your feathered friends!

  • 3 parts melted fat (suet preferred)
  • 1 part cornmeal or finely cracked corn
  • 1 part peanut butter or other nut butter
  • 1 part sunflower kernels or chopped nuts
  • 1 part brown sugar
  • 1 part chopped dried fruit (currants, raisins, prunes, etc.)

Combine all of the ingredients with enough water to get the consistency of cooked oatmeal. Cook in double boiler until well blended. Put into small containers like tuna fish cans that can be securely attached to feeders or trees.


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Thank you for your comment.

Thank you for your comment. I would not have known about the salt.

I liked this recipe a lot.

I liked this recipe a lot. This will help me get more birds in my backyard. I just have one question if anybody will reply to this: What types of birds will get attracted by these bird foods?

Just a reminder , Please use

Just a reminder , Please use unsalted nut butter!

Thank you for the reminder.

Thank you for the reminder.

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