Bird leisure spa
Rearranged the “bird spa” to give more room and more open space all round.
It’s a lot lower, so they won’t be able to see it at a distance, but once they find it, they’ll have more room to move, – that lower placement will mean a steep flightpath up and down.
There’s open space all round, apart from the back (that wood was there when I moved in; what an ugly way to get some privacy!), Wish I could get that wood down, it’d let more light in as well as giving the birds another way in and out.
Found some more stones, but they’d have fallen through the holes in the crates, so I put some planter trays down to hold them – now it looks like the beach at Eastbourne – as it should, because that’s where these stones came from (I spent a month there one wet weekend in November, the only entertainment was collecting beach stones!).
I did think of filling in the gaps between stones wtih sand or dirt, or scrunching them up and having a clear space of dirt or sand for birds that might want a dry bath, but not sure yet.
Next time it rains, there’ll be “beach puddles” all over!
Found some smaller pebbles to put in the trays,
With a couple of larger stones in the big to give them something to stand on – they can use the rim of the smaller tray to drink
Clear space on the other side
View from bedroom window: the white bar at the bottom is the window-frame
I’ve no idea if the birds will a) find it and b) use it, but then, I didn’t know that when I first put it on the table-top – I’ll have to wait and see.
If anyone has any suggestions how I can make it more bird-friendly, please share!
- 13 Jul, 2013
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