Feathered Friend Feeder

Feathered Friend Feeder

Time:15 min Difficulty:Easy  

When snow covers their habitat, it makes food-finding more challenging for birds and animals. This winter, you can be a birdy buddy by helping our feathered friends find an extra food source.

Here’s what you need:

  • Large Pinecone
  • Shallow bowl, pan or cardboard box
  • Bird seeds
  • Honey or suet
  • String or ribbon

Here’s how you make it:

Step 1:

Fill your shallow bowl/pan/box with bird seeds

Sift through the birdseed and investigate the different seeds! It’s a fun sensory experience and you’ll get to do a little quality control work for your fluttering friends.

Step 2:

Tie a string to the top end of your pinecone.
Once done, cover your pinecones in thick honey or suet.

Step 3:

Once the pinecone is covered, roll it around in your birdseed until it is all covered. 

Leave the very top of your pinecones un-honey-ed for easier handling your string!

Step 4:

Tie the pinecone feeder to your favourite tree, and wait for your flying feathered friends to come and feast! You might get lucky and have some other friendly visitors.

What animals came to visit your feeder? Did you spot any special birds?