Whisk Something Together For The Birds
Spring is just around the corner, and birds will be busy building their nests. Give them a helping hand by providing things that they can use while nesting. And, while you’re helping out our feathered friends, you’ll also be adding something pretty to your yard.
Supplies: Wire Whisk, Moss, Burlap or Other Natural Fiber Fabric, Straw, Twigs, Dead Leaves, Loose Wool or Cotton, Twine, Beads. Note: Do not use drier lent because it may contain chemicals that are harmful to birds. Also, refrain from using yarn or string, as they may get tangled around the birds and cause harm.
Pull apart the wire of the whisk just wide enough to insert the moss.
Layer the straw, twigs, leaves, and fabric strips over the moss.
Fill the remainder of the whisk with wool.
Tie twine to the whisk and add some beads.
Tie the twine around the branch of a tree in your yard.
Check to see when the nesters need refilling. Some birds, like Goldfinches, build their nests as late as June, so continue to add elements to the whisk as the birds empty it out.
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