Picture of Black Bird Pie
I got this idea from my mother in law a couple a Christmasssssssess ago in Ireland. She set some wheat seeds in some bacon lard and served it out on the back lawn on a dinner plate.  The birds really liked it until the neighbourhood stray corgy dog wandered in and stole it as we watched. He started to lick it and she yelled at him (I named him Mustard). He grabbed it in his mouth, did a horsey kick like the Lone Ranger's faithful steed Silver then ran off with it. Over the next couple of days, she arranged for the dog catcher to come for him.

Anyway, this is a great way to make a hanging (so the dogs/squirrels don't get it) bird feeder. Pie for birds!

Step 1:

Picture of

Bird seed
Lard from Christmas lamb roast
Shoe lace or string
Metal thingy like the thing that keeps falling out of your Ikea bed
Pint glass or bean can. 
thebear12 years ago
nice  job   you can use bacon fat that what is left after fixing bacon in the pan
beef should work to
jackthursby (author)  thebear12 years ago
any fats from the skillet or pan will do. version 2 has a little onion bag set inside the can before you pour it into the can. works better that just a shoe lace
grendel10972 years ago
was the stray's full name "Patrick Mustard"? ;)
jackthursby (author)  grendel10972 years ago
extremely handsome our Patrick was. have a scone, they are made with cocaine....... wait i mean rasins
kasuman2 years ago
Nice one. Can you suggest substituting lamb lard for something else? like Sugar syrup or Maple syrup?
jackthursby (author)  kasuman2 years ago
sugar based products would not work at all well . these would not harden. the only other product i can think of would be palm solids
ChrysN4 years ago
Happy birds!
jackthursby (author)  ChrysN4 years ago
if i get lots of them, i dont have to feed the cat!