Suet Bird Feeder
Suet, which can be purchased at most grocery stores, is the hard fat around the kidneys and loins of cows and sheep. Especially In the winter, suet is a source of heat and energy for insect-eating birds. You can make a simple suet bird feeder from a mesh bag that produce comes in. Just shape the suet into a ball, roll it in birdseed (although this isn’t necessary), put the suet in the mesh bag and hang it outside for a DIY bird feeder.
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Simple Tray Bird Feeder
A basic tray winter bird feeder is among the simplest to make. Build or repurpose a wooden tray with sides about an inch high and mount it on a deck railing or other solid foundation, or hang it from a tree at a height that makes the DIY bird feeder easy to refill.