Back in November, I made the holder for nest material from all free material. Before I put it out today, I pulled thread out to give the birds the idea to collect it.
A picture from last year when I posed it in a tree
and brought it in until now.
view from the porch
view from inside
Think I need to wash the picture window?
Since I want to get a picture of the birds helping themselves, I need it in a better place that is still safe for them and still where I can snap a picture. I suppose I will play around with location this afternoon. There are plenty of places out of my view when in the house or this part of the yard.
Several years ago, a black tulip emerged from the yard. I was fascinated, thinking maybe a bird deposited the seed. It came back another year. Since then, people have taken delight in the fact they were mowing it so it would never bloom. It's about six inches tall right now. I will save it this year! I am on a tulip roll...lol.
Okay, maybe it is not black, but it is the darkest purple or eggplant that I have ever seen.
April 6, 2014
5 out of six is good
The exbf fell on this, folding it in half. It has survived better than I thought it would. I believe that there is another tray that fits inside, not sure. Now, to fill it up with pellets.
Do you put out nesting material for birds? What do you offer them? What material do they just take from you? Have you ever seen a black tulip?