I was delighted yesterday to receive a bumper package of goodies from the RSPB! This was my prize for winning their Pin It to Win It competition on Pinterest.
The prize consists of:
one bird feeder
two packs of birdfood (one of sunflower seeds and one of 'buggy nibbles' which contain fat and meal worms)
one mug with a chaffinch design on
one box of shortbread and one box of fudge!
Everything we need in fact to have a snack ourselves as we watch the birds snacking. Unfortunately the windows of our flat don't overlook the shared garden at the back of the building. I'm not sure in fact where we'll put the feeder. But we can sort that out and it's a wonderful gift to have won!
Meanwhile, here is a photo of one of the bird boxes that we recently put up in Colinton Dell along the Water of Leith. You can read more about that project here (I've now added this photo to that previous blog-post too). Starting from Valentine's Day, it's National Nest Box Week in the UK, so a good time to put some boxes up (though ideally they should be up in autumn to allow birds to prospect over the winter).
Meanwhile a wee bird has flown into my Etsy shop. A peace dove on a bookmark to be precise!
(I also just added another selection of sea pottery shards).
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