Cook up a feast

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Pile in the lard without feeling guilty! Most of our native garden birds will benefit from tucking into a nutty, seedy lard-cake. There are plenty of recipes to choose from, all of which use natural ingredients.

Salt is very bad for birds, so whatever you do, don’t use the roasted salted variety. Stick to natural unsalted seeds, nuts, dried fruit and finely chopped bacon rind.

Melt some suet or lard in a pan, mix in your chosen ingredients, then simply pour into half a coconut shell. Hang it where you can see it to enjoy the display of birds.

For more information about native garden birds. Click here.