Bird Food Blog
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The amount of food that has been consumed by the garden birds this past week has certainly increased, partly down to the colder weather some days with overnight frost but probably due to more mouths to feed as well.
In my last blog I mentioned that the birds did not seem to be using the new bird bath saucer for bathing and I concluded that it was too shallow for them to use, although it was fine for drinking.
Bird activity continues to increase in the garden and a crow is a regular visitor once again, which usually means that the other birds keep away until it has finished feeding and prancing about on the lawn.
There’s been a lot of bird activity in the garden this week with a pair of black birds coming and going at various times of the day, starlings making frequent visits to one or other of the feeders as well as the sparrows, who are going around in their little flock often carrying nesting materials.
Nest preparation seems to be continuing apace with the birds this week and I have seen a female blackbird going away with a beak full of moss and then disappearing inside my clipped yew tree.