Bird Friendly Garden Corner

I’m putting together a Bird Friendly Plant list – with help from other people.

I’ve found some  plants that can be planted now if the ground is not frozen solid.  Here is some information about two of the plants.

A Blackberry or bramble bush
If you plant a bramble bush some of the bird that will eat the fruit are

  • Starlings,
  • bullfinches,
  • great tits and
  • blue tits. 

Some of the birds that will nest safely in the prickly branches are

  • Blackbirds
  • warblers
  • thrushes
  • long tailed tits
  • finches
  • dunnocks

FIRETHORN – evergreen shrub

If you plant a Firethorn shrub some of the birds that will eat the fruit are –

  • blackcap
  • waxwing

Some of the birds that will nest in the fire thorn are

  • blackbird
  • song thrush

Also, the flowers of the Firethorn attract insects, which in turn attract birds.

So this is the start of my Bird Friendly Plant list!

I’m sure a lot of us will be planting something in 2009.  Whatever we plant be it  flowers, grasses, bushes, trees, plants, shrubs we could buy those that can provide food or shelter for our garden birds.

Any offers of knowledge or help welcome

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