I feed a pair of wrens mealworms daily ( I order them by the 5,000!) on my patio...little did I know that they would come to the suet feeder! (homemade recipe)
I couldn't resist using a poster filter on this one...the original is great too...but not as much pop to it. This was a hand held shot through the kitchen window... what's that about window glass filters? LOL Of course I had already taken about a hundred shots, closed the window (brrr) and turned around only to see the wren picking at the suet. Such is the life of a nature photographer...the good stuff comes after you pack up to leave!
Kurt..there are more...I am still working on them. I decided I wasn't happy with the focus on the first one I pp in the fir tree...
Here is the suet recipe that I use.
1 cup crunchy peanut butter (I use extra crunchy)
1 cup vegetable shortening ( a blend of lard and vegetable shortening is good too)
2 cups yellow corn meal
3/4 cup of flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar (optional..I don't add it due to the sugar in the peanutbutter)
2 cups quick oats
Melt shortening in a sauce pan. Remove from the heat and add peanut butter. Stir. Place all dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the melted mixture to the bowl and stir with a spoon until cool enough to handle. Continue to combine the ingredients with your hands until completely blended. Then pack the mixture into the holes on the feeder. Store remaining mix in the refrigerator.
Note: The meal will "harden" as it cools, but should not be dry & crumbly or gooey after mixed. Add more wet or dry ingredients to adjust the texture if needed.