For the Birds...Natural Nesting Material Bag ~

Diana Wearing
by Diana Wearing
We've got a very bird friendly backyard offering our feathered friends food, water and shelter ~ now that spring is upon us I wanted to add natural materials for nest building to the mix...
These sweet little mandarins are a favorite in our house & the mesh bag they come in was exactly what I had in mind for my nesting materials ~
Birds use all sorts of different materials to construct their nests, sticks, grasses, leaves, feathers...I used items I had on hand ~ pieces of natural twine & sisal cut short for safety , dried leaves and llama fur for a little fluff ~
I filled the bag with the nesting materials, weaved a piece of twine through the mesh and cinched it up!
Ready for the birds ~ let the nest building begin :)

Quick, easy & kind of project!
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  • Sande Tyner Sande Tyner on Mar 28, 2016
    Have you ever seen birds taking the stuff?

  • Jan Jan on Mar 28, 2016
    How do the birds get into the nest?

  • Gol2917851 Gol2917851 on Mar 28, 2016
    Can you use human hair from a hair brush?

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  • Patty Neville Patty Neville on May 23, 2016
    My towels and wash clothes are white and cotton, so I have no problem using the dryer lint for the birds to use. Also, I never use fabric softener for the towels/wash clothes.

  • Pat Pat on Jun 13, 2016
    Make the length of yarn short under 5" so they don't tangle the bird's in them.