After making popcorn balls for the wild birds at Birch Bay State Park and finding no trees on which to hang them, I brought them home for the deserving birds and squirrels in the backyard of our Kirkland house.

I also placed one of the balls in the cage with Rich’s cockatiels and Ringneck parakeet. He reported that the birds not only like the seeds, but enjoyed playing with the balls.

I decided to continue experimenting with the recipe and this morning made balls for the outside critters (squirrel and wild bird seeds) and inside birds (parakeet birdseed mix).

It took around an hour and will be a welcome treat by all recipients.