I’v forgotten to clean all the bird boxes out

It has been raining again today.  I’ve been putting a lot of bird food today as it got eaten extra quickly!

It was nearly dusk.  I was watching a few sparrows perching on top of the branches of the laurel hedge for a minute – before they hopped inside the hedge to roost.

I then saw the bird boxes which are in the back of the garden and realised I hadn’t cleaned them all out.  It’s really annoying because at this time of year I think they are used on a night by a few birds – as shelter and a roost for the night.

Will have to get round to cleaning them out within the next day or so.  Just hope it doesn’t stop any birds roosting in them.

The yearly cleaning out of bird boxes is a job I don’t like.  The husband usually helps.  You need rubber gloves and hot water when doing this job.  It doesn’t take long and cleaning them helps kill any bacteria that are in the box and could infect young birds next year.

So that’s one job for next week already!

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