So we are really looking forward to the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch this coming weekend and we really wanted to start making our garden more bird friendly. We have a lot of plans for the garden this spring and even though it's been tipping down buckets of rain this week we have started tiding up the boarders and sorting out the shed as well as making our own little bird feeder with the held of our Weekend Box which arrived last week and with perfect timing. We used ice-cream sticks and PVA glue to make this simple but super fun bird feeder and added some colourful sticks I had left over from another craft we did a while back.
It's a really easy craft for toddlers and Mr A and there is always that sense of achievement when you see the finally product actually come together and work. We decided to double up on our bird friendliness and also pick up a bird feeder so we could place each one on either side of the garden.
|Deciding on the best spot to hang our feeders|
Two days after hanging them up we spotted what we think was a Coal Tit having a little munch on the seeds out of our homemade feeder, which was really exciting and being able to watch him from the kitchen while having our breakfast was the prefect way to start the day.
The next stop is to invest in a little bird feeder as behind the house is a riverside walk and some trees frequented by birds so it would be lovely to see some of them in the garden. Do you have any tips or plans on how to bring nature into your garden?
|Mr A having fun in the rain|
We have joined up with the Country Kids linky this week - a great linky for families who love spending time outdoors