16 July 2006

Extending the "Forest"

Two or three weeks ago we installed a sun-shelter strucure (sort of gazebo) on our deck. Since then we have been amazed each day by the eway the resident birds treat it ..... previously they always flew round the deck to get from one side of the garden to the other but they seem to see this shelter as some sort of extended forest canopy and happily zip back and forth underneath it, often within inches of our faces as we sit there in the shade. Most strange - it's easy to fool a bird.

Meanwhile, the garden is full these days of growing families of harrassed parents eagerly pursued by adult sized offspring eager for a free meal and demanding it at full volume.

Now ...... ever wanted to find out about some wildlife ideas, find a birding club, check out some good places to see wildlife etc? Have a look at www.sparroworks.ca which is developing a directory of this information.

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