Posted: 24/01/2013 at 22:51
Could it be cats about ? They are very aware of prey and my garden birds will keep away at times when cats are snooping around.
Also birds do like to have a bit of shrubbery nearby to hide in quickly should they need that.
A birdbath nearby is always an attraction to encourage visitors ...even in winter and during the snow it's an essential part of their lifestyle to help rid themselves of lice. The lice are there because of huddling together during freezing nights.... but the birdbath needs attention every day to be cleaned out and topped up. I keep antibacterial spray and an old brush nearby for that ....and give a thorough wash-out every now and again when I have more time. (The wood pigeons like to poo in it !)