This is the rich birdseed cake I put out before the snow came this week. It’s melted lard combined with pumpkin seeds, birdseed, sesame seeds, and some old sunflower hearts from the baking cupboard. I hung slabs of the fat cake in the tree next to the birdseed feeder which is frequented by blue tits and finches. I was eager to give these small birds a treat — especially the blue tits, which take care of my greenfly problem — but they don’t seem to like the cake. The starlings and blackbirds love it though…who knew?