Posted: 18/05/2013 at 13:45
They seem to be fond of any well planted area, they like plenty of available cover so don't feel exposed and threatened, though any feeding area should have good visibility all around. The adore my silver birch, but the whole garden is playground to blue, great, coal and long tailed tits. The siver birch seems to have a great number of whatever grubs and other livestock they are using to feed the young ones, and a little earlier than this, the small leaf buds appear to be a favourite form of food for all the titmouse family. Any perennilas and annuals that have easilty accessible seeds are well liked, sunflowers are especially desirable and give the observer a great view of the birds feeding and their acrobatics. Regulalry filled feeders all year round will ensure you always have a good bird variety in the garden, as well of lots of natural foods for them. Wate is also essential, as drinking and bathing are needed... We have several designateded bird watering places, but the favourite for drinking at present appears to be an old jam jar which is acting a a stopper to the water butt just outside this window where the computer is - they come and drink there regularly, around 2 foot from me, ignoring the perfectly good water dish fastened to the wall nearrby Go figure as they say.