It probably doesn’t feel very ‘Springy’ today seeing all the obligatory rain pics on my feed but I saw a photo from my camera roll 11 months ago & there was actually blossom in my Orchard meaning it really won’t be long for us. SO, here’s a joint blog post, written by me, but all the important pictures are taken by Tombecause I have no patience & a rubbish camera… & a toddler who will not keep statue still & has even less patience than me.
It reminded ME, that I need to remind YOU how busy the little birds are this month & next, so if you have little toddler fingers willing to work for you, you can promote a happy Valentines to your garden birds & help them raise lots of healthy chicks this Summer.
In February the birds are all scurrying around deciding the best place to raise their future Fluffballs. They’re wondering about this year’s hunk of a Mate & eating as much fat as possible so they’re looking & feeling buff when they finally meet up for that first coffee together…
(Tinder for birds… 👆🏻👉🏻💗😂)
March means more eating, which is where little human hands come in handy. Ha. (This is all me because real life kids make Tom feel 🤮) All the birds are searching for the same thing, food is a bit of a fight, so as a Bird lover/liker, you need to be committed to filling your feeders absolutely, certainly, regularly. Flora treats this as her actual ‘job’ in life & is pretty efficient when it comes to smothering pine cones in peanut butter & sprinkling them in seeds & nuts as well as threading monkey nut after monkey nut onto her twine! (Or her old toast crusts! 👇🏻)
As much food as possible will ensure the birds will be feeling as fierce as can be… (You cannot risk ‘winging it’ if you are a little bird…) (See what I did?? Genius.)
April. Pinterest eat your heart out, NOW is the time for you crafters to leave out your Pom Pom trimmings for nest building. I’ve been doing this for years & see House sparrows & Blue Tits every single year take the offerings but am yet to see one in real life adorned with my neon rainbow fluff. (Fingers tightest this is my year!) Mama birds are now busy busy designing their beautiful nursery’s & getting ready to rest on the nest.
May is l
ith your thoughtful feeding. She lays an egg every single day for up to 2 weeks. I’m tired just thinking about it. 😴💆🏼♀️ After she’s finished, she’ll pluck some feathers from her tummy to keep them super snuggly under her.
If Mama bird has chosen Mr right, he’ll spend his day delivering food to her, *what a dreamboat! She won’t have to move for 2 weeks from her eggs. But probably, he will be quite rubbish & she’ll have to do it all herself, like everything else really! 🤨 (No offence Tom…I’m sure you’ll make a super Husband bird…)
Next we just have to wait for hatchy hatch & I’m hoping we’ll be able to snap some super CUTE teeny babes in the nxt few months & I’ll get to carry on with another instalment of the Little Bird blog… no pressure Tom, but like I said, no patience, annoying toddler etc etc…Make sure you follow his blog Here & his Instagram Here