Tuesday, 4 November 2008
Feed the birds................
I love the birds that visit the garden year -round. Now the garden is well-established after over ten years or so's planting, there are plenty of thick shrubs, trees and bushes for them to hide in, congregate and generally make a noise in! teh feeders are out all year - I have several for nuts and seeds, one for apples to be impaled on, and two birdtables; water dishes are put out too. I made some birdfood the other day from some spare pork fat from a very fatty piece of pork I was cooking. Ijust melted it down, put in plenty of mixed seeds, let it cool, then set it in the fridge. It'll be cut up today and put out on the tables for them. I also put out bread, fruit, etc.
We get a good variety of birds visiting - blue tits, great tits, green finches, sparrows, pigeons and collared doves, jackdaws, crows, starlings, wrens, robins. Occasional visitors are sparrowhawks, bullfinches, a woodpecker and a dunnock. I'm sure there are others I've missed, though. My kitchen window looks out over the back garden , where I can watch the birds at quite close quarters. We have a few nestboxes up, but no-one has chosen to use them yet. Maybe one day we'll be so honoured. :)
Posted by MrsL at 12:24