How to Make a Coconut Shell Bird Feeder – It’s Easy.Keith
So here are the items you may need to get your feeder made.
This is by no means compulsory, adjust to suit yourself, or by trial and error.
So what do you need?
Lard (at room temperature)
Wild bird seed
Score the coconut inside with a blade to give the mixture something to adhere to. Add all the ingredients to the bowl and mish and mosh it either with fingers or fork or kitchen gadget until everything is well mixed together. Push it into the coconut half and hopefully the job will be done.
Another method is to melt the lard in a saucepan or frying pan and carefully pour a small amount into the coonut
and and some ingredients, then more molten lard and add some more ingredients mixture. Keep repeating until the coconut half is full. You are sort of making layers. Leave until the whole mixture hardens and then hang outside.
Much cheaper than buying them ready made and as long as you have ingredients to hand the birds will have an endless supply of nourishing food.
It is OK to feed wild birds the whole year round.