First real sign of the cold weather setting in now, I honestly cannot remember a September and October as mild as these two months have been this year. If this is a sign of global warming all I can say is, what a pity there seems to be so many negatives involved.
The garden birds will now be looking for you to help out even more as their natural food supply starts to diminish. We keep hearing how it is that the bird population is on the decline. Perhaps we are lucky living on the edge of town as we have an incredible range of bird species still visiting. Or on the other hand, it could be that Myra feeds them religiously, nothing but the best for her feathered friends.
I am glad that she does this for if there were fewer birds, the garden would be a poorer place to spend time in.
This takes me into a related topic, is it not surprising the number of house owners who dig up the garden and very often make one huge patio. I suppose it started off with people having difficulty getting their cars parked, so the front garden got dug up and an area created for parking two or maybe three family cars.
However, it doesn’t seem to have stopped there, for before you know it the back garden it is decided is too much work, and is replaced with a concrete so-called work of art.
If we do not want to lose all our garden birds we need a little more than a handful of peanuts to resolve the problem. The birds need garden borders with perennials that die back only to produce masses of seed heads, they like to forage amongst the hedging and roost in the trees and shrubs, and of course, you do enjoy when given the privilege when nesting time comes along.
For more information visit www.garden-birds.co.uk
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