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Dried Fruit Medley Bird Food Recipe

Dried fruit pieces a recipe for bird feeders

Dried Fruit Medley Bird Food Recipe

Want to feed some picky eaters that normally don’t always come to the feeder? Make up this dried fruit medley bird food recipe.  Provide a separate tray of this speciality mix away from your main feeders to tempt some new guests.

Ingredients

Dry apples, cherries and grapes. Collect  plentiful tree nuts like acorns, pine nuts, walnuts and hickory nuts
Dry apples, cherries and grapes. Collect plentiful tree nuts like acorns, pine nuts, walnuts and hickory nuts
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 2 cups dried apples 
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 2 cups any additional nuts (Forage your own for birds)
  • 1 cup squash or melon seeds
  • 1-1/2 cups dried cherries

Save Melon and Squash Seeds

Save your squash and melon seeds to dry and put in your bird feeders.
Save all squash and melon seeds to dry and add them to the bird feeder.

Save Fruit Past Its Prime

Food dehydrators are wonderful kitchen tool for drying fruits for the birds, flowers or garden herbs.

Save fruit that is past its prime to dry and add to your bird feeders.

  • Apples
  • Cherries
  • Crab Apples
  • Grapes
  • Elderberries
  • Plums
  • Oranges
  • Mulberries

You add also add fresh fruit to a feeder. Dehydrating them will save some for the winter months when the birds will have a more difficult time finding fresh berries for their diets.


Birds This Mix Can Attract

  • Robins
  • Bluebird
  • Catbird
  • Carolina Wren
  • Rose Breasted Grosbeak
  • Purple Finches
  • Thrashers
  • Cedar & Bohemian Waxwings
  • House Finch
  • House Wren
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Northern Flicker
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Summer Tanager
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Baltimore Oriole

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