And birds need shelter, especially in winter when everything is frozen
Hedges can give shelter, food and a nest site for birds. If you look closely at the photo below you will see a few berries still hanging from the large hedge which seems to have turned itself into a tree!
The ground isn’t frozen all the time and often gives birds much needed food – such as worms. An untended piece of ground is sometimes very productive as the photo belows shows.
Here is the same photo but showing more of the area nearby
Gardens need not take a lot of looking after. Plant a shrub and it lasts ages and can give cover and shelter to wildlife.