Posted: 24/05/2013 at 14:59
I feel that the birds are now nesting out of a desperate need to do this than having casual relationships ! I have NO idea where da boidies are nesting, but there are certainly lots of newly fledged babies around at the moment. Baby spuggies, and blackbirds are being fed perched on the trug handle, bench arm rests and around the feeder drop zones. Who can resist the look of a fledgling with mouth agape, and calling urgently for it's parent's attention ?
I'll be orft to the lotty in a short time, to do a few un-noisy jobs up there, and hopefully take a few photo's of what's going on.
I have yet to persuade any bird species to occupy a nesting box. Every year tho', without fail, garden wasps occupy a box or two, and at the end of the wasp season, leave a beautiful paper nest behind.
I would remind any kindly intentioned peeps out there that if feeding birds with mealy worms, DO soak them for about 10 minutes before putting them out, ( the worms, NOT the babies !) as if fed to squabs and fledglings, it is easier for the babies to swallow and digest ! After all, we don't feed OUR babies uncooked spagetti, do we ?????