With the weather the way it is I decided not to venture out today but instead, just watch all the juvenile birds there are in the Garden at present.
It seems the breeding around here is going well!
Busy is an understatement, regardless of the rain they were back and forth, some with their Mother’s who succumbed to their want of being fed. “This can’t go on forever” seemed the expression on some parents faces!
What’s most noticeable is how they all mix. At one stage I had five different types of bird on the table at once!
Robin – Juvenile Coal Tit
There are some who say you shouldn’t feed Birds at all through Summer but I go by the way of trying to give them a good start, too many have been taken from the Nests by Predators, so the survivors can be fed up to build up strength (and speed!!).
I just give them fatballs and some summer seed, they say that Peanuts can be swallowed in too larger lumped and choke the birds. I usually start feeding them Peanuts around late September.
The main thing is to ‘treat’ them for want of a better word, even after they’ve been at the bird seed and fatballs I see them flying off into the hedgerows and gathering food there.
Young Female Greater Spotted Woodpecker
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