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BUSY BIRD FEEDING

I’ve been feeding my family of birds a lot today.  They are wild birds – should they depend on my bird food so much?  Am I doing the right thing?

Here are some photos  (apologies for the space inbetween the photos – I can’t seem to get rid of these gaps!)

I think I don’t have a choice when you see the conditions that have been in this area over the last few days.

Overnight-snow!

 

 

 

 

 

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And here is a reminder of a lovely day

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Harvest is nearly here

 

Growing our food

Growing our food

A field of corn
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Food has been grown here for over 4,000 years.  Seasons have come and gone over those years.
Wonder when birds first appeared in this corner of East Yorkshire. 
Roman coins have been found in this field.  There is a double ditch trackway nearby .  If anyone can enlighten me to exactly what a double ditch trackway is I would be grateful
Owls fly alongside the hedges, a few swallows dip over the fields, partridges and pheasants skurry in the hedge row, 
The blue sky is dotted with different birds.  Rooks and pigeons take off from the telephone wires together and zip through the skies.
Can you think of a caption that suits this photo

Can you think of a caption that suits this photo

As I walk along the lane it alive with birdsong.  The high hedges are home to many birds.  Small sparrows skim at fence height along the lane. Blackbirds fly along the hedge. 
There are many other birds in the distance that I cannot make out
When you think about it everyone and everything in this world depends on the changing seasons for food – and therefore for survival.
Birds and wild animals are closer to these changing seasons than we are, but perhaps we are just as dependent on this growing cycle as they are

Photographs of birds and their home

 

Roosting time for birds

Roosting time for birds

This old hedge was planted years ago and every day of everyyear it has been used by many birds.  The hedge gives food, shelter and a nesting site to loads of british birds.  Plant a hedge, or Plant a Shrub. 
I have a small shrub in my garden and it’s amazing the number of birds that use it.  Photos to follow another day.
The night draws in –
Me and the moon

Me and the moon

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Then the morning comes and it’s bird feeding time again, as birds seem to queue up for breakfast at their Bird Cafe

Two birds waiting for the Bird Cafe to open

Two birds waiting for the Bird Cafe to open

 

The next day there was an  early morning breakfast

Mmm, What do I fancy for breakfast today

Mmm, What do I fancy for breakfast today

A Picture Paints a Thousand words

Hedge - a home for birds

Hedge - a home for birds

And birds need shelter, especially in winter when everything is frozen

Earth and water frozen during an English winter

Earth and water frozen during an English winter

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!

Shelter, food and a nest site all in one place

Shelter, food and a nest site all in one place

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.

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Here is the same photo but showing more of the area nearby

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Gardens need not take a lot of looking after.  Plant a shrub and it lasts ages and can give cover and shelter to wildlife.

Birds at my Feeders

A dog dish used as a bird feeder

A dog dish used as a bird feeder

 A dog dish used as a bird feeder.  Well I can’t always afford to be buying new feeders!  I don’t like to put bird food on the ground.

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Name the Birds

Name the Birds

 As you can see birds mingle at the feeders – but I’m not sure what they are all.  Can anyone help.

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Kitchen scraps for birds

Kitchen scraps for birds

 Birds like flapjack.  There were one or two birds fighting over this piece of flapjack (oats, treacle, sugar and butter – baked)

Hope you like the photos.  Please let me know if you have any I could put on here. 

I honestly don’t know what every bird is in these photos, and I would like to know.

Trisha