We all know that holidays are busy days.
So preparation is important to plan out what needs to be done to increase the likely hood of enjoying this special time with family and friends.
So get your outside work completed early and make your wild birds some holiday fun too.
Not to increase their enjoyment because they will of course consume your offerings whether they are plain or decorated, but for yours.
Imagine your home is decorated and meals are planned.
You are sitting down one morning to relax with a cup of your favourite hot drink before your busy day begins.
You look outside to see who is visiting your feeders and yes!
There are all those fun treats you made for your feathered friends to enjoy!
Ok, they don’t care if the suet balls have a sprig of holly attached or if the swag looks great tied up with that handsome plaid bow, but you do.
Your outdoor space has all of a sudden been transformed to be an extension of your indoors and you love it!
Some great ideas coming your way right here on this page and then there are more here.
Seed feeders make the best Christmas gifts and excellent gifts for all other occasions too by just changing out the adornment.
Outdoor Christmas tree decorations that add colour to your yard and fill appreciative little bird bellies.
Hang the festive decorations from trees, shrubs or other bushes in your yard. The shapes will look great and the birds flocking around the trees will provide a wonderful sight at your bird seed feeders.
peanuts in the shell
fresh or dried fruit
Oops! I almost forgot. Popcorn is a much appreciated part of the garlands too. (But can be tricky to get it to thread without falling apart. Handle gently!)
You will have many hours of pleasure watching your feathered friends enjoy their festive treat!
If the stunning cake on the left seems like a larger task than you want to take on, then try this recipe below. Simple and loved by our feathered friends!
When you make your Christmas cake (or use any fruit cake) this year, make one for your backyard bird friends.
To make it go further and to help prevent it from falling through the feeder, crumble it into a bowl and then mix in some softened suet. (Need a suet recipe?) Use a half suet and half Christmas cake combination. The wild birds will love it!
The fruit and nuts in the cake will be a welcome festive treat that will also serve to warm up your feathered friends in the cold Christmas season.
This is also a great way to use up a Christmas Cake or pudding that doesn’t quite please your taste buds.
After Christmas purchase cakes or puddings that have been reduced for quick sale.
You will draw appreciative takers though, who will pay you back in full with moments of delight as they chow down on your Christmas cake morsels and other bird seed feeders!
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