Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Always Read The Label


Wondering how long it would take the birds to discover the yogurt cups we filled with homemade suet, this Eastern Bluebird was
irresistable.

At first, it snuggled down on it, then when it hopped up to the edge and peered over, I knew it was concerned about it's health...LOL.



It almost appeared to be reading the label, then seemed to actually think about it.

(Before you get nervous, that black solid line underneath it is the wire the Pres ran through the holes for securing it.)

Other recipes for homemade suet can be found here, from Birds and Blooms.




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So, do you make  your own suet?
  One of my readers told me that I could simply place peanut butter in the cracks of the trees which I am going to try if this bitter cold continues.

28 comments:

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Hi JP.
It sounds as though its real depth of winter there. Poor little birds.. I didnt know birds could eat suet..! or peanut butter.
Hope it works.
val x

eileeninmd said...

You are lucky, I have never seen the bluebirds eat suet.. Your homemade suet must be delicious.. Great shots, enjoy your day!

Delores said...

Cute little guy.

Sandra said...

these are precious and he does look like he is reading that label. i have never made suet or put food out for the birds. down here they can feed themselves year round.

TexWisGirl said...

i've mixed hamburger fat, creamy peanut butter and seeds together to fill a 'log hole feeder' last year. haven't done it this year.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A cute little bluebird who seems to like sitting on the perfectly sized container. I've made my own suet but was gifted some for Christmas and have been using it.

Lea said...

A cute series of photos!
I use store-bought suet.

MTWaggin said...

So very cute!! What fun to catch that action. Sorry I buy from our bird store homemade suet that someone ELSE makes! (not the prepacked stuff though)

Karen S. said...

Not long at all! If you leave it, they will come!

Ginny said...

This is ADORABLE!! I have never been able to get a good picture of a bluebird. Maybe I need to save my yogurt cups...

Mama Zen said...

These are so cute!

Light and Voices said...

Sounds like a children's book to me with pictures.
JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

Carletta said...

I agree with Eileen - very lucky! I have bluebirds but not at my feeders.
I think your suet is a hit!
Lovely captures!

Ann Thompson said...

I've never made my own but I've thought about it. Cute pictures

Linda said...

Better yet, leave a jar of peanut butter in the fork of a tree. The birds will have a feast!!! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

LV said...

Never heard of this. I am sure the birds appreciate your kindness.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Isn't he a cutie?!

bailey-road.com said...

So cute!

Felicia said...

they look like they like it.

Mimsie said...

What a lovely thought and yes, that bird seems to be checking out that all is OK. All we have to worry about in our hot country is making sure there is water in the bird bath during most of the year.
Home-made suet? I have never used suet although I think my mother did in her cooking. She would have bought it from her butcher.

Debbie said...

The hubs is in charge of the suet and he always buy them in bulk, for less then a buck each!! Love your images of that cute little bird, I find that they eat, whatever I am serving!!

Ida said...

Clever idea and he does seem to be checking out that label. Poor birds I feel for them and for the humans with all that snow and bitter cold.

pattisjarrett said...

Cute little bluebird. The Carolina Wrens and various Warblers love peanut butter. I spoon it into a small dish feeder, and smear it on a special feeder made for it. (Google: Peanut Butter feeders)

Linda said...

Sweet little bird, lovely photos.

Shey Wicklund said...

This is too cute! :)

Marie said...

Such a cute post!

CountryMouse said...

What a cutie, personality coming through. Suet? Never hear of it being fed to birds. I amguessing you are doing it to give them something extra to get through winter.

Rambling Woods said...

Life saver this winter

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