Nesting material for birds

Westfield Wildlife decided to conduct a project to see which species would take feathers from an artificial means. To date 5 species have been seen to use this one location – House Sparrow, Blue Tit, Greenfinch, Starling,  and Robin.  So far I have managed to get photos of 3 of these species caught in the act.


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  1. Libby

     /  May 1, 2015

    1/5/15 I put sheeps’ wool in an old bird feeder. We have just been watching a wren pulling the wool out of the feeder. Once on the ground the wren gathered the wool up & flew away.

  2. Thank you Libby, can you please keep a record of all birds seen taking the wool ?

  3. We always put nesting material out for the birds in fat ball holders and make our own nesting pillows with horse hair and feathers. I also saw a wren with nesting material!

  4. Libby

     /  May 10, 2015

    10/05/15 We are watching Goldfinches taking sheep’s wool from the old fat ball feeder. At the rate the wool is disappearing I will have to get a new supply.


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