Our gardens our becoming increasingly important places for wild animals and especially birds. By providing a regular supply of food and water, we can help birds survive the challenging winter months, when they can struggle to survive.
You Will Need
- Pine cones
- Fat/suet and bird seed mix, either make it yourself or buy a ready-made suet and seed cake in garden centres
- Copper wire
Attach a length of wire to each cone, winding it between the scales at the base.
Press the fat-and-seeds mixture between the scales so it covers each cone entirely.
Hang the finished cones from a branch in a secluded part of the garden.
Kate Bradbury says
Position your feeders at several points throughout the garden, preferably near the shelter of a hedge or shrub so birds can quickly fly to safety if they need to.