Sometimes I'd fill a bowl with bird seeds and let the birds have at it. This little guy appears to be saying, "WTF?" to my choice of serving vessel.
But one night, as I was browsing the blogs of some really crafty Mamas, I stumbled across this great idea at SmileMonsters (click for the recipe). These cute hearts are made with corn syrup, flour, water, and bird seed. It was a very messy, but very fun project.
After baking them, we hung them from the deck.
I don't know how they did it, but the birds instantly knew that there was a feast awaiting and they flocked to the hanging hearts. The squirrels also found them. This clever squirrel hoisted the heart right to the top railing and inhaled the entire thing in about 15 minutes.