Sunday, January 16, 2011

Birdie cakes

The birds that stay around for the winter need food, water and a heat supply. Seeing the abundance of snow in these parts it's safe to guess that they won't go thirsty for a while.

As for food - they don't need as much food as in the warmer seasons seeing they don't burn-up their energy as fast (they don't fly and move around and as fast as in the winter). We are always putting something outside for our fine feather friends, dried toast from breakfast, out dated bread, crackers and those birdseed cakes you buy at the store. This morning all containers were empty so I made some from what I had. The main ingredient for their energy in these is peanut butter and that is mostly what keeps all those birdseeds glued together.

I've just came back from setting them outside; our little friends will be happy come tomorrow morning.

Have a great start of the week !


Alli said...

The cakes are beautiful! I am sure your feathered friends will be very happy!

One note of caution about out-dated bread. My mom is an avid birder (and has a new blog... and she always warned me about feeding outdated bread. As long as the bread isn't moldy you can feed it to the birds. If it is moldy, they can get very sick and even die! Check out this article on Canada geese found in NY.

I am sure you already knew this but not everyone does so I thought I would put the cautionary note out there.

Take care!

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Yes I did know about the moldy bread but thank you so much for mentioning it here. You're right, not everyone knows that.

JoyceAnn said...

The birdie cakes look yummy and I know they'll taste fresher than the store bought type , bet they'll enjoy them.

~ Blessings ~

Colleen said...

lucky, lucky birdies!!!