Then we registered all of our bird boxes with the BTO's Nest Box Challenge. You record your bird boxes, then monitor whether they are used during the spring/summer. You can take part here www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/nbc.
To give the nesting birds a little bit of extra help we made some nesting bundles. We collected some twigs, dried grass, reeds, moss, feathers, hair, wool and even some felt and mixed them all together.
|A lovely mixture of nesting materials|
Full instructions for making nesting bundles can be found on the BBC Wildlife website http://www.discoverwildlife.com/british-wildlife/your-garden/how-make-nesting-bundle.
|One of our new nest boxes, with a nesting|
bundle hung underneath it
|One of our nesting bundles|
Finally, as an extra treat we made some bird cake - all the birds love that!
Lucky birds ... let's hope we have lots of babies again this year!