Easy Bird Feeders

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 0


lb. chopped suet
cup wild bird seed
cup raw sunflower seeds or wild bird seed
oranges, cut in half, pulp removed


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  • 1
    Melt suet in large saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in bird seed and sunflower seeds. Cool 15 to 20 minutes. Refrigerate 30 to 45 minutes or until mixture starts to set but is not solid.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, with point of small knife, punch 2 holes opposite each other in each orange half, 1/2 inch down from cut edge. Cut 6 pieces of string to desired length for hanging. Push ends of 1 string through holes, from outside to inside, in 1 orange half; tie each end in a knot.
  • 3
    Place each orange half in small bowl or place orange halves in baking pan. Spoon suet mixture into each orange half, pressing in gently and mounding in center. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Hang outdoors. DO NOT EAT.



Expert Tips

  • Family Ties Check out books from the library on birds, polish the lens on the binoculars and go bird-watching right in your own backyard. Research what kinds of birds can be found in your area, and keep a checklist of which birds you see.

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