Directions

  1. Mix the oil and honey, then heat gently just until they blend together.
  2. Mix the other ingredients in a large bowl. Add the warm honey and oil, and stir to combine.
  3. Press the mix into a shallow baking pan.
  4. Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes.
  5. Let cool, then crumble and serve to birds.

Yield: 11 cups of granola

Variations: You can using this recipe as a starting point, then add other ingredients as they become available. Diane adds crumbs from bread, cake, or crackers. "You can use any dried fruit except coconut, which swells in the bird's stomach," Diane cautions. In the winter, combine the granola with suet to supply the extra fat birds need to keep warm.

Scatter some Birdsong Granola on the ground and birds will come. But for a really good response from your feathered friends, follow the example of Charity Hagen of Witdomar, California. Charity says that the key to attracting lots of birds is the placement of the feeders.

To attract the greatest variety of birds, place your feeders at different sites and arrange them at different heights. Place several feeding trays or platforms on the ground, then set up one or two feeders a few inches above ground level. Arrange some feeders a foot or two off the ground, and hang other feeders higher up in trees. (Place the ground-feeders in an open area away from bushes and plants so that predators can't sneak up on the birds.)

When you use multiple feeding stations, you give ground-feeding birds ail the room they need to eat in comfort. And by adding feeders at several different heights, you provide feeding options for birds that are too shy to feed directly on the ground. £

Make dining convenient for your feathered friends. A ground feeder makes eating easy for cardinals, while nuthatches prefer raised piatform feeders. Titmice like any feeder that's set off the ground, and chickadees visit all kinds of feeders, including hanging types.

Make dining convenient for your feathered friends. A ground feeder makes eating easy for cardinals, while nuthatches prefer raised piatform feeders. Titmice like any feeder that's set off the ground, and chickadees visit all kinds of feeders, including hanging types.

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