Bird Feeder Area

The bird feeder area is working again. Marcus and myself got the new squirrel-proof steel poles in, which was quite some feat… I recycled part of the old wooden posts to make a top from which to hang the feeders. Really pleased with the outcome.

 

The damage caused by the squirrels was pretty terminal.

DSC_0008

It is nice to see the area working again. Our first visitors were a pair of blue tits that went on to investigate one of the bird-boxes. Great feeling of doing the right thing.

DSC_0010

We also cleared a bit of bramble from the path. The bramble has many benefits for a huge amount of wildlife but left unchecked and it will take over and smother the growth of everything else. It also becomes quite poor at producing a decent fruit harvest after its second year of growth, so cutting it right back on a three year cycle is recommended.

DSC_0015

We made habitat piles with the cuttings and raked the cleared ground to help stimulate  dormant wildflower seeds.

Lastly, I did another hammy little video to bring the greenway to life for everyone. I don’t think I will be giving up my day job just yet…

Next one is at Berrybanks on Wednesday 28th March 10:30 start.

Paul

 

About Paul

Just trying to create a slice of wildlife and a place for people to chill out and meet new friends in this crazy world that we live in.
This entry was posted in Newsreel and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s