Garden Bird List, what do you do with your RSPB Coconut halves?

It was a lovely sunny day here in Edinburgh but I was inside most of the day doing updates for the finance site about ISA, Savings and Credit Cards over on www.saverscene.co.uk (now closed as I move into gardening as a profession) I still managed to be out with Chewie (my dog) as 2 Long-tailed Tits flew into the garden, heard them a long time before we saw them, as always fantastic birds, happy to be very close to me as they fed on the coconut fat halves from RSPB – Box of ten Coconut halves.  The birds love them, when they’re finished and taken as much as they can I put them on the ground and the fox cleans them out.  I then face them down onto the ground under compost heaps and let them sit; the amount of wildlife that gets under them is amazing, worms, woodlice, slugs, and many other grubs – turn the soil into lovely fertile soil and help with the rest of the compost, you just have to remember where they are before putting a fork into the ground!

Here’s my diminutive bird list for today:

  1. Blackbird x 1 – heard only
  2. Blue Tit x 2
  3. Carrion crow x 13+ flying over at dusk
  4. Dunnock x 2
  5. Long-tailed tit x 2
  6. Woodpigeon x 1

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