This is a really easy bird cake to make and you can hang these from your bird table or in the branches of your trees, from the top of a fence. The birds love them. For more ideas the RSPB have lots of information on feeding birds.
Important notes: Not suitable for children with nut allergies. Note that bird seed, including peanuts bought for birds, is not suitable for human consumption
This is a fun activity for all the family which you may have not considered before. As we are all at home more through the lockdown this might be an interesting activity to get into. You will be surprised by the variety of birds that visit your garden.
The RSPB hosted the Big Garden Birdwatch 29-31 January. If you missed out you can still enjoy the birds and why not create your own Garden Birdwatch? Count the birds in your garden, your balcony or local park. How many can you see and identify? The RSPB have a wonderful tool on their website to help you to Identify birds RSPB Bird Identifier. Visit the RSPB for more information at www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch
Easiest pancake recipe ever so suitable for young people of all ages to get involved with.
This recipe is based on equal volumes of eggs, milk and flour so they can easily measure out the ingredients for themselves, and there is no need for scales. It also produces thick, beautiful pancakes that the kids can quickly get busy filling with all kinds of delicious things. Try laying out pots of treats so little hands can have free reign – though it’s always worth keeping an eye on those sprinkles to make sure they don’t end up in their bellies first!
140g Plain Flour (this is approx 200ml/7fl oz)
4 eggs (200ml/7fl oz)
50g melted butter
Oil for cooking
Some cocktail sticks
Simply connect a Marshmallow to the end of your cocktail stick and see what you can create!