Bird ballsMake your garden friends happy with this simple, tasty bird treat…

1. Gently melt some lard or suet in a pan or microwave

2. Leave to cool slightly.

3. Add seeds, nuts or old bread and mix.

4. Shape into balls. Tip: You can also use yoghurt pots or similar as moulds

5. Leave to set.

Never place bird feed near to nesting boxes, as high levels of activity from various hungry birds could disturb nesting pairs, and remember to keep fresh water available for your garden birds too.