Where I live it’s very, very cold and all the birds do not fly south for the winter.
It would be nice for them if they all could go enjoy some time at the beach, relax, sip on tropical drinks and enjoy the sunshine. Sadly, that’s not the case for some of the sweet little tweeters, they have to stay right where they are – like some of us:)
Since we are all here, let’s make it a fun project for the family, and feed the birds! When it’s winter where I live, the ground is covered in snow, or frozen, and the food supply is diminished making it is really difficult for our little feathered friends to get something to eat. By having bird feeders out, it also brings the birds close so you can watch them; which also provides the opportunity to teach your family the various types as well as gives hours of enjoyment and entertainment to all ages.
Here are a few ideas of quick and easy-peasy projects you can to together to provide the birds something to eat.
I want to thank my daughter-in-law Tawni for the fabulous picture!
1- Simply spread some peanut butter on the pine-cone, getting into the spaces really good.
2- Roll in the bird seed.
3- Tie a string or yarn around the pine-cone, allowing enough length to hang the desired space.
These two feeders were made in the summer, but they would work just as well in the winter too.
Directions: Have children thread cheerios onto pipe cleaner, leaving room to twist ends together to form a circle. Repeat, except loop through other circle before twisting ends, forming a link.
Do as many links as desired. Tie a ribbon, yarn or string onto an end loop and hang.
( from: The National Audubon Society)
Tie yarn or string around the bagel. Slather stale bagel with peanut butter. Roll in birdseed. Hang from a tree. TIPS:
HAVE FUN and FEED THE BIRDS!
Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2016
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