The winter migrants are arriving, nights are getting longer, it’s dark around 6.30pm and its getting colder.
It’s time to go into the garage and clean and fill the bird feeders ready for the winter. If you have any peanuts left over from last winter you want to check then very carefully for any mould – they can have some quite nasty things growing on them which could harm the birds.
There are some accounts of the poor summer in Scandinavia and Russia resulting in low levels of fruit and berries over there – this will encourage (or force more likely) more birds to migrate looking for new sources of food. We may get the Waxwings back!!
You could also clean out nest boxes but replace them. They could have birds roosting in them in cold nights. Some birds such as Redwings and Wrens all pile in together to keep each other warm.
- The birds are back (randomthoughtsfrommidlife.wordpress.com)