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Strixaluco



Joined: 24 Mar 2005
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Location: Mayford, Sy

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:07 pm    Post subject: Fast food! Reply with quote

On Sunday morning I put out the last home made fat block:

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New fat block
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It's just as well I made a new supply later that day, because by Monday evening.........................!!!!!

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Empty feeder
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Another new one on Tuesday morning - and this is why it goes so quickly:

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Joined: 05 Aug 2008
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Location: Cheshire

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is your recipe Elizabeth?
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Strixaluco



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

500g dripping melted in a large pan, then (to start with) I add a mixture of chopped peanuts, sunflower hearts, mixed seed and porridge oats weighing about 1kg, in roughly equal amounts. Once this is thoroughly mixed together, I keeping adding more oats, and smaller amounts of the other things until the fat is absorbed.

This makes 5 blocks weighing about 330g and I've just checked the capacity of a "mould" - 450ml. Sometimes there's a bit left over, so I put this in a shallow dish which goes on the bird table.

At the moment, I'm also including (re-hydrated) dried mealworms in the mixture - I bought them some while ago, but the birds ignore them even if I have run out of live mealworms, so I won't be buying any more.

Hope this helps - sorry not to be more precise, but the birds love whatever is offered. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

....many thanks, will give it a try.
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Esa



Joined: 03 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice feeder cage. No squirrels.
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Strixaluco



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Esa wrote:
Nice feeder cage. No squirrels.

No starlings either (so far - and we've had the feeder for a few years). The squirrels sometimes investigate the cage, crawling all over it, but they can't get at the food.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice bird image. I like it.
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