Haith's Wildlife Blog
I am sure we all consider it a privilege and a pleasure when we put food out in the garden and are able to watch the birds arrive, sample the wares and then become ‘regulars’. We also have the satisfaction of knowing that we really are helping them to stay healthy and survive.
Birds dont instantly come to a new feeder. Read this short blog to find out why.
The answer is of course “yes”; but I am constantly amazed and disappointed that many of them don’t. It is almost as if some “serious” birdwatchers – “twitchers” even – think that bird feeding is sort of beneath them. A bit soppy perhaps.
Bill Oddie OBE, naturalist, broadcaster, author and legend sets forth on the Haith’s & Bill Oddie’s Bird Food “Love Your Zoo” Tour to educate youngsters about the important role “good zoos” play in wildlife conservation - and how beneficial they are, because they introduce humans to wildlife.
People often talk about “their” birds. “My Robins have been coming back for ten years now”. “My Blackbirds are here again”. But are these really the same individuals that keep turning up year after year, possibly nesting in much the same places?