• You need ordinary birds seed (preferably without peanuts at this time of year when there are baby birds around, as they become a choking hazard).
• Simply work cereal, seed, cheese and raisins into some soft lard, creating balls with your hands.
• As you go, place a piece of string into the middle of the ball and enclose the mix around it.
• Once it’s set in the fridge overnight, the string will stay centred in the middle and allow you to hang it out on a garden tree.
It’s not just food that attracts birds, it’s vital water sources too. My girls take turns to fill up our birdbath for the bees and other pollinators too. Then you can start watching garden birds together and even download images from the internet so they can match the bird to the name.