• Suet For Birds

    1 month ago - By Ornithology

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak and American Goldfinch at suet feeder
    The word “suet” comes from the Latin sebum , the oily substance that lubricates our skin, and less appealingly, clogs our pores and produces pimples and blackheads. Suet is actually the fat found around the loins and kidneys of beef or sheep. It is used to make tallow to produce candles and soap. It's also used in British cuisine in pastry, pudding, dumplings, and mincemeat. Yum. But birds like it.
    In the northern hemisphere it is time to feed backyard birds because the temperature is getting colder and the birds need more food...
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