Homemade Bird Feeders Attract Feathered Friends At Netherton Green
9 January 2022
Resident twitchers at Netherton Green are hoping to entice more birds to their grounds with their homemade feeders.
Watching wildlife in the gardens is a cherished pursuit at the Home, especially as all manner of feathered friends drop in for a visit.
Activities Co-ordinator Karen Winmill laid on a session for Residents to make their own eco-friendly bird feeders using paper cups coated with peanut butter or chocolate spread and rolled in seeds.
It didn’t take long for the local birds to drop in and feed up.
Karen said: “It was great fun to make our own bird feeders – it’s a simple but very effective craft!
“We hung them up in the trees where everyone could see them, and the Residents have been keeping watch to see who turns up.
“They’ve spotted robins, blue tits, thrushes, blackbirds and jays, and some grey squirrels too.
“It’s a lovely peaceful way to relax, especially when the weather isn’t good enough to pop outside and enjoy the fresh air.”
Preparing for Netherton Green summer
There will be plenty more garden preparation and wildlife activities as the weather improves over the spring and summer months.
According to Karen, the Residents are excited to make the most of the grounds when things warm up, and they’ve been finding out more about different species of birds.
Karen said: “We’ve got the tablet there for Residents if they want to identify a bird and find out more about them.
“The Residents really enjoy learning about wildlife, and it’s a hobby they can share with their families too.
“I’ve had some of the Residents tell me that now they’ve learned to make bird feeders, they’ll be taking the idea to their grandchildren as something they can do together.”