Yesterday we made bird feeders at junior church, then today we've hung them in Grandma and Grandad's garden. It's a beautiful day and we can't wait to see what wildlife the feeders might bring. Their garden has lots of birds in it including blue tits, robins, pair of long tailed tits, sparrows, lesser spotted & green woodpeckers, magpies and a parakeet!!!
If you want to make a bird feeder, here's how Lottie and I made it
YOU WILL NEED:
2 Yogurt pots (empty... yum, yum!)
2 Cuboids of Lard (roughly 300g)
Bird Seed or your choice of nuts (50g)
A metal skewer
HOW YOU MAKE THEM:
1. Measure out your cuboid of lard and bird seeds
2. Get your two empty yogurt posts, skewer a hole through the end of the yogurt pot
3. Cut your string into 50cm lengths (you will need at least 2), tie a large knot at the end of one of the pieces of string (must be bigger than hole in yogurt pot)
4. Thread the string through until it is tight to the knot
5. Mix the bird seed and lard together until the seeds are mixed in... mucky!
6. Put the mixture into the yogurt pot and seal with a layer of clingfilm
7. Put each pot into your fridge for 1 night until the mixture is hard
1. Find a shady tree in the garden and hang from a branch that overhangs the garden (not grass).
2. Secure it tightly with a 'reef knot' or 'Blake's Hitch'
Hope you get some new birds to come and visit your garden, we are now going to make a hedgehog shelter in the wildlife garden (at the bottom), check on who nested in the bird house we made for them in Okehampton and also try to make homes for other animals that are in their garden (newts, frogs) to match our butterfly house!