At last, we have evidence of nesting birds!
What we think is a juvenile Blackbird has been spotted in our garden being fed by it’s Mum, they must have nested in our evergreen bushes (I forget what they’re called, Laurels I think).
Today, when I got home from work at lunch time, I saw a Blue Tit going in and out of the nest box we’ve had up since late January. I saw it collect some nesting material from the ground as well. I put out some cat fur I had saved from grooming out cat, Tiger, and the Blue Tit soon caught on and was collecting it all up and taking it back to the box.
The bird collected it all, so since it was about time I groomed Tiger again, I scooped her up and got to work. Once I put more fur out the Blue Tit, as I hoped, collected it all again. Those birdies are going to have a nice snug nest! It’s lovely to know something you are putting out for the birds is being useful for them. 🙂
This photo is a week or so old now, but you can see the Blue Tit box at the top of the picture, in the left hand tree as you look at it. The tree still doesn’t have leaves yet, but it’s starting to sprout them. The right hand tree is further along with catkins and small leaves now. 🙂
To see what we’re up to in our garden, see the Garden Project tag.
We always have food out, and I cleaned and refilled the bird baths today too, they are getting plenty of use recently. With the weather warming and our gardening efforts (being careful of nests), our garden seems to be a hive of activity, at least compared to a few weeks ago. There are lots of Blackbirds combing the garden and we often see: Wood Pigeons, Collared Doves, the occasional Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Sparrows, Blue Tits, Robins, Magpies and Seagulls (they don’t land of course, but occasionally swoop in for bacon fat).
Extra bonus of creating homes for wildlife – free, live, “Wildlife on One” right outside your window. And it’s interactive too! 😛