The Dunnocks were really into spring mood today, lots of flitting and mating behaviour, I hope that they’ll nest somewhere in the garden, obviously the new wildlife hedge: Getting ready for the RSPB hedge*. which was planted in January and looks more like sticks coming out of the ground than trees, but we’ve got a nice privet hedge running the whole length of the garden and I know birds have nested there before, hope to see more! Been very busy today so no new photos, but here’s my garden bird list:
- Blackbird x 2
- Blue Tit x 2
- Carrion crow x 2
- Coal Tit x 1
- Dunnock x 4
- House Sparrow x 2
- Woodpigeon x 1
I don’t know where all the Magpies of the last few days have go to.
* Hedge plants that were added to attract garden birds:
This Bird Friendly hedge pack is a bundle of RSPB approved 50 plants.
- 10 x Hawthorn – Crataegus monogyna – frothy white, may flowers in spring and bright red haws in autumn
- 5 x Wild Privet – Ligustrum vulgare – white flowers, black berries
- 5 x Hazel – Corylus avellana – catkins in February, fresh green leaves, nuts in autumn
- 5 x Wild Damson – Prunus domestica – white blossom on black twigs
- 5 x Guelder Rose – Viburnum opulus – lacecap flowers, redcurrant looking berries
- 5 x Blackthorn – Prunus spinosa – fluffy white blossom, black autumn berries
- 5 x Dog Rose – Rosa canina – single white roses, red rose hips in autumn
- 5 x Elderflower – Sambucus nigra – lacy white flowers, maroon berries
- 5 x Crabapple – Malus sylvestris – stunning pink blossom, crabapples in autumn.