Are you looking for a fun activity to do with the family?

Creating fat balls for birds is a great activity to do with the whole family.

Feeding birds is vital for many species during this period of food scarcity (mid-November to late March).

However, it is very important to stop it when spring arrives.


This fat ball recipe is perfect for feeding your little companions in your garden or patio. It's a great way to help the birds during the winter while having fun.

You can then enjoy watching a spectacle that is both beautiful and magical in front of your windows.


Here is the recipe according to @lpo_officiel's suggestions:

 

 

Ingredients:

  • A teaspoon of millet
  • A teaspoon of crushed walnuts
  • A teaspoon of shelled sunflower seeds
  • A teaspoon of oatmeal
  • A teaspoon of raisins
  • A teaspoon of walnut kernels
  • A teaspoon of peanut butter, unsalted and unsweetened (or grind the peanuts yourself)
  • Vegetable fat without additives and salts (such as margarine, liquid deodorized coconut oil, sunflower oil, etc.), or even pork or beef tallow.


Preparation:

  • Mix all the dry ingredients together
  • Then pour the oil over it. The seeds should be well coated with oils.
  • The mixture obtained is left to harden slightly outside.
  • Once a pasty consistency is obtained, it is time to form the balls. You have the choice: fill cookie cutters, shape a ball by hand, fill cake molds ...
  • Leave everything outside, the mixture freezes very quickly.
  • Unmould, hang, or place in a dish on your balcony or in a shelter in a refuge.
  • You can complete your mixture with raisins, walnut kernels and unroasted and unsalted peanuts.


https://refuges.lpo.fr/s-informer/actualites/realiser-une-boule-de-graisse-pour-les-oiseaux



If you want to save some for later, be aware that the fat balls can deteriorate over time. Place them in an airtight container or freezer bag in a cool, dry place away from moisture and heat.

We hope you enjoy making these little treats. Tag us or send us a message on social media, we would love to see your little creations!