I didn’t write a blog yesterday as I was so busy with gardening, diy and job hunting. At least I got to still spend some time outdoors though and enjoy the flowers.
Today I had a relaxing day in the garden and watched the birds. I bought a nyjer seed feeder on Monday and already have a pair of goldfinches visiting it. I feel so sorry for the wildlife at the moment as everywhere is so dry due to lack of rain. I always have water dishes and bird baths out for them and they are being well used at the moment. I have also noticed how tame birds are becoming. I have had birds a foot away from me and not be bothered by me and some even come to me when they want more suet pellets putting on the feeder tray.
It’s amazing how many different birds visit a bird table in just half an hour. I even captures some footage of birds on the bird table here.
In just 30 mins I saw blackbirds and a song thrush under the shrubs scratting for grubs and worms and a little gold crest and wren flittering between the branches . On the fat feeder I saw a rook, young squabbling starlings, a magpie and some sparrows. Blue tit, coal tit and great tit fledglings tweet loudly from the climbing honeysuckle waiting to be fed, sometimes fluttering to the ground clumsily because they’ve missed their perch.
It doesn’t take long for birds to find food and water in the garden and they really need both at the moment, with their growing families to feed and the hot weather causing worms to go deeper into the earth and puddles to dry up.
Even if you can’t put a bird feeder in your garden it’s important to try and put a bowl of water out for them like in a plant pot saucer perhaps. It will be a great help to the birds as not only can they cool down and have a bath in it but they can have a much needed drink too.