Thursday, 16 September 2010

feeders and nestboxes

decided to make a new nestbox and feeder, made the nestbox from 6" wide decking plank, fitted a nestbox camera inside (which i purchased from handykam), the old nestbox that the bluetits nested in, has been converted to a feeder, fitted some 1" galvanized mesh on the front, so that the bluetits can get in, and left a gap at the bottom, so that the robin, great tits, sparrows and other similar sized birds may enter, the starlings can't get in but they are catered for in another part of the garden. the nestbox camera is piped through to the tele in our bedroom, fingers crossed that the blue tits will nest in it next year, the feeder is situated directly facing the nestbox, and hopefully when the bluetits go looking to feed their chicks, they will see the feeder full of mini mealworms, thus enabling them to rear their young more easily, also any other similar sized birds may do the same, posted a few pictures of nestbox and feeder.

1 comment:

ShySongbird said...

Well done, Denis! Some very clever handiwork there. I love the feeder designed specifically for smaller birds, what a great idea. The Starlings, Wood Pigeons and Collared Doves can be so greedy and hog all the food so that is a very good solution. It will be interesting to see what happens in the nestbox next year :)

Nice to see on your previous post that you are getting Greenfinch visits and I enjoyed seeing your lovely dogs drying out after their baths too.