Although the thermometer never went above 36 degrees today, the fact is that our fair weather birds that winter in nice, toasty warm climates, have returned... and love is in the air! No matter what the thermometer says, birds are going to nest.
So, today the girls worked on putting together Nesting Material Cages to make the bird's job a little easier, a little comfier, and certainly a lot more colorful!
We started with a couple of suet cages. Here a few currently available on Amazon. Click on imagine to view cage.
The girls then went through my stash of roving and loosely stuffed the cages. You can also use pieces of yarn and jute. To prevent strangulation, make sure you keep the pieces no longer than 3 - 4" long. You can also use small, ripped strips of fabric. Again, keep the strips short.
Even Fargo helped!
And, just to keep things interesting, Aunt Liz read one of their very favorite Beatrix Potter books, The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit!
Then everyone moved outdoors with Othy. They found the perfect locations for their Nesting Material Cages to hang.
So, on your mark, get set, go, birds, go! Hope you and your babies enjoy soft nests this spring!
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