Feeding the birds especially during winter and spring is something I’ve done for many years. Sometimes we have been more organised than others with it. A few years ago we had some bird feeding stuff given to us and we set up a nice feeding station, but I hadn’t done much this year apart from put out our crumbs and waste food. So I was pleased when Wilko got in touch and sent us some of their bird feeding range, so that we could help our feathered garden friends through the hungry times of year. Wilko have a comprehensive range from bird houses to bird tables, feeders to fat balls and the prices are reasonable too (as you’d expect).
The other weekend I got H involved with helping me set stuff up. H is always interested in mini-engineering projects like putting together flatpacks, so we had a go together at setting up the lovely bird table that Wilko had sent us.
I got H involved with filling up the new bird feeders with the bird seed. We are hoping the squirrels and the pigeons will leave this one well alone – it’s worked so far – as we’d like to see blue tits and other small birds coming in to feed.
We had a clean out and a sort out of our existing bird feeding things and added the new ones to provide plenty of choice for garden birds. We have our new bird table plus we have hung our new bird feeders on our existing bird feeding pole.
Long tailed tits seemed to like our new feeders and I hadn’t seen them feeding in our garden before, so they are a new edition perhaps drawn in by the feeders. As I was really pleased with how well things were going, I bought one or two extra bits for the birds when I was at the shops, including some coconut shell feeders.
They weren’t up for long before they were getting some interest. Sadly though it wasn’t from our feathered friends, in fact I don’t think they got a look in. In fact, shortly after this picture was taken the coconut shell disappeared. I wonder what could have happened to it ……