Making fat cakes for birds

Kate Bradbury demonstrates the easy process of making energy-rich fat cakes for birds, using old yoghurt pots and string.

Overview

Garden birds rely on calorie-rich foods like seeds, lard and cheese to help them stay warm and survive over winter. Combining these ingredients to make your own fat cakes for birds is fun and easy, and requires just a few materials you probably have around already. 

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