Recipe - Wild Animal Clinics Winter Bird PuddingCategories: Other, Wild Animal Clinics Winter Bird Pudding
2 qt Water
1 cup Margarine
1 cup Peanut butter
4 cup Cereal (any combination of
cornmeal; rolled oats,
farina; roman meal or cream
Chopped fruits (raisins;
Sunflower seeds or bird seed
In a large kettle, bring water and margarine to boiling. Slowly add cereals
and cook, stirring constantly until the mixture is fully cooked and thick.
Remove from heat.
Add peanut butter and desired amount of chopped fruit, nuts and seeds. Cool
and place in plastic containers. [Personal note: pack the stuff into
chopped off chunks of discarded panty hose.] Hang the mixture in protected
crooks of trees. You can also spread the mixture onto a place (don't use
aluminum pans; when it's freezing, little bird feet can stick to the metal
and suffer injury), set out on ground or picnic bench.
By placing the food at different elevations, you will attract many species
of birds. The food can be preserved in a freezer (if there is any left
over). Just be sure to use it within three to four months.
Don't forget: birds need plenty of fresh drinking water. A word of warning:
DO NOT use additives such as glycerine, oils or alcohol to prevent
freezing. These substances may kill bids or make them sick. Keep water
bowls from freezing either by changing them frequently or heating them with
warm water. There are electrical heating devices available, but we suggest
they not be used for wildlife.
Call us at 206794WILD (9453) for more detailed information, preferably
between 7 and 10 a.m. We'll be happy to discuss ways you can help animals
get through a rough winter. Bon appetit!"
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Wild Animal Clinics Winter Bird Pudding recipe makes 1 Servings