Feeding birds during the winter is not just an adventure in nature for the whole family. We can identify these animals at the same time, to get to know them better.
What’s the right way to feed birds?
Normally, birds should be fed from November to the end of February/March. Due to the cold temperatures, it is easier to maintain the required hygiene. During frosty or snowy weather, plenty of birds will gather at the feeding point.
Hang the bird feeder in a visible location which is protected from cats, and where you can observe the birds easily. Ideally, trees and hedges should be nearby where the birds can seek shelter.
Bird feeder using an old flowerpot
- 125 g coconut oil
- 125 g beef suet (fat)
- 5 tablespoons sunflower seeds
- Oat flakes
- Chopped nuts
- 2 tablespoons raisins
And away you go!
First, heat up the fat in a saucepan.
Once it has melted, you can stir in the oat flakes, sunflower seeds, nuts and raisins. Next, leave the mix to cool down.
Meanwhile, you can prepare the flowerpot: poke a wooden stick or a twig through the hole in the bottom of the clay pot. Ideally, this will be a tight fit in the hole and will stick out at both ends of the pot for 10 cm. If the stick is too thin, you can also glue it in place. After that, you can fill the bird food into the flowerpot.
The flowerpot can be hung up in the garden or on a balcony.
And, of course, the pot can be beautifully painted beforehand and reused again and again.
This poster, featuring our domestic birds, is available FOR FREE at the customer service point in the Cactus supermarkets la Belle Etoile, Bascharage, Redange, Mersch, Echternach and Remich, and in the “Haus vun der Natur”.
The Regulus Junior-Club
is a club for children aged 6 to 12 who are interested in nature and want to go on expeditions together.
If you want to get involved, then sign up at: