The birds whistle from the roof, or rather from the garden fence: spring is here. And since birds also feel spring, this is the time when pairs of birds meet and build a nest. This usually occurs in the male’s territory, but as life progresses, nest building is a female affair for most songbirds. And so, woman to woman, I thought that we would support females this spring. Together with the children we create an aid for the construction of nests for our birds in the garden. How does it work? See for yourself …
The birds in our garden are fine: in winter we have the birds homemade birdseed served. And in spring we help them build their nests so they don’t have so much work. And since my children are little collectors, they had a lot of fun building a nest. That is why we have in small bowls of materials collected that different species of birds need to build their nests.
You can also provide the birds with the following materials:
- Herbs and leaves
- Stems and straw
- Small pieces of bark
- Animal hair
- Pieces of paper
- Sheep wool
- Cotton wool
- Small woolen threads
- Mud and clay
It is best to fill these materials in small bowls and give them to the birds. Pay attention to that site what the nest building aid provides protected from rain and wind it is, but the birds still dare to go. You can use animal hair, lamb or thread toit also hangs from bushes.
And then it’s called wait and watch from a distance: What species of bird needs what material? You may discover a nest in a tree with your colorful woolen threads inside!
I wish you lots of fun collecting and most of all watching!
Much love, Lisbeth