Winter is finally here and my wildbirds are looking for food. I had noticed that I didn’t have very many around but had not put out the birdfeeders because of my chickens which will devour the seeds.
With the snow we received and blew away yesterday, I decided to fill all the feeders.
All during the year I save any grease from bacon, sausage and more. After cooking I drain the grease into mini aluminum loaf pans and store it in the freezer until cold weather arrives. I have all sorts of woodpeckers that love the firm lard and they get lots of protein from it.
I’ll place these on my hanging flower table that Eddie made me and all the birds can get on the table together if they want.
Along with the birdseed I put out ears of field corn, sunflowers, peanuts and dried bread crumbs.
So far this winter I have woodpeckers of several varieties, doves, nuthatches, wrens, snowbirds, bluejays, Juncos, cardinals and Carolina wrens feeding at my stations.