As the long dark days of winter are slowly creeping by, many of you are passing the time by watching birds in your fully stocked bird feeders. Here is an idea to give you something else to watch, plus something to look forward to.
Spring time is the prime time for all types of birds to make nests for their eggs. Robins, cardinals, finches, and mourning doves, just to name a few, are some of the common birds in the Bluegrass Region. Why not make their nest more visible to visitors of your garden?
Take that old suet container, or other mesh type bag, and fill it with your scraps of yarn and old material. Make the pieces about 3 to 4 inches long and the material as thin as possible. The birds will love this warm addition to their nest. Attracted by the vivid colors, birds will snatch these remnants to “feather” their nests.
Then all you need to do is walk in your garden during the spring and you will be able to identify areas with bird nests. You will be surprised at some of the places birds will make their nests.