This morning a bluetit landed on a plastic bone that one of our dogs had left in the garden. It removed a dog hair that was attached. This reminded me that they liked soft hair for lining their nest.
Cue two willing (sort of) volunteers having their ears brushed. I place the hair onto the garden table under the same bone. Within 10 minutes this blue tit returned, transferred the clump of hair up into the cherry tree then made a few trips back to collect. Sorry for poor pics as taken from some distance and through glass.
I've learned that I still have a lot to learn...
'Tis good pic Sarah, shows us all we need to see, great story ... my cat is moulting so gets a good rake through in garden!
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In reply to WendyBartter:
Well done Sarah I'm sure the Blue Tits will appreciate the bedding.
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In reply to Alan.:
Hi Sarah, sounds like the Blue Tits will have a very soft cosy nest with the help of your two dogs - well done !
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
In reply to HAZY:
Well done Bramble, your pic shows just how we can help these birds during nesting time, great capture of the blue tit and it's moustache.
Lot to learn
In reply to gaynorsl:
Thank you everyone. He made several trips back and cleared out the supply. Dogs not so happy when i got the brush out again this morning
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