In the cold months of the year, our local birds need plenty of help to stay toasty and healthy until spring rolls around. Bird feeder balls from mainstream shops often contain cheap or questionable ingredients like palm oil. Much better to make your own and treat your local chirpy friends to some really delicious, energy-dense winter sustenance!
Keep your birds happy with these bird food cupcakes!
What you will need:
A cupcake tin
A microwave proof bowl or large saucepan
Vegetable suet, lard or coconut oil
Wild bird seed
You can also add: crushed eggshells, currants, raisins, sunflower hearts, unsalted peanuts, uncooked oats
Do not add: salted seeds or nuts, dried rice or beans that could swell once ingested, bacon rinds, cooked oatmeal (clogs birds beaks), desiccated coconut, avocado, crisps, chocolate, stale, mouldy or dried bread, polyunsaturated fats like margarine.
Birds need good quality fats in their diet. Fats that are solid at room temperature are the best. Coconut fat is high in saturated fats and would be suitable for making vegetarian cupcakes for wild birds.Continue reading –>