Tuesday, 18 January 2011

We can feed but we can't hide

With the help of our regular volunteers we made good progress on the bird hide today.

We dug holes for the bench, fitted a shelf so that people can put their binoculars, flask or sandwiches down.

We also dug a hole for the feeding pole through very rocky ground, once the pole was in position the feeders were put up. These ones hold peanuts and black sunflower seed. Within an hour birds were starting to visit, among the first were Nuthatch, Marsh Tit and Blue Tit. A Nyjer seed feeder will be put up shortly, this will hopefully attract Finches.

So the birds are happy, now we just need to make the hide waterproof so that people can enjoy watching them, its not always as sunny as today was on Wenlock Edge.

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