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!
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.