Nesting season is definitely upon us with many birds having already hatched their broods while others are still searching for the perfect spot or have built their nests and are sitting on eggs. Migration is currently in full swing, so more birds are arriving to their breeding grounds, here or further north.
Many of you know about our fabulous selection of Bird Houses, but did you know that we also offer nesting materials for many of your favourites?
First of all, we must remind everyone - NEVER OFFER DRYER LINT FOR NESTING! When it gets wet, it hardens & falls apart...not good for the health & welfare of any of the birds.
While many birds look for materials found in the wild (a reason to leave your yards & gardens a little messy, since birds will use dead grasses, leaves, twigs, feathers, moss, pine needles), they might also love materials you would enjoy offering. We've had great success in the past providing Alpaca Wool, with the Baltimore Orioles using it for their nests. We've provided this in suet cages, wreath (peanut) feeders, etc., setting it out near our nectar feeders. The Orioles have come to know where it is and return to it year after year. (Dog hair works too!) We have packages of Alpaca Wool available!
As well, this year we once again have cotton products that we've heard the Hummingbirds & Goldfinches love....other species may check it out too!! The cotton is perfect for many of these beauties. Stop by for all of these products....and see what happens in your garden! It is another form of great entertainment as the birds come calling this spring!!