Posted by Bird House Guy | Posted in Attract Local Birds, Bird Preservation | Posted on 21-03-2011
What to do, what to do with some of the branches that have fallen from that last big wind storm? Well, here is idea on how you can use those to provide a nesting area to your wild birds and build up your backyard network. If you have the right kind of backyard, a brush pile can be a perfect way to create habitat for your local birds in your neck of the woods. A brush pile provides the best cover from predators as well as a great place for the birds to sleep at night, while keeping them in your backyard. They will utilize the brush pile as a place to roost. One of the better places to build a brush pile is near your feeding station or in the corner of your yard near other types of cover.
Your average brush pile does not require a lot of engineering. A brush pile is simple just a pile of brush that you have gathered together to build a habitat for wildlife, or in this case your birds. Sticks, shrub cuttings, tree branches and the like, all play a great role in in accomplishing habitat for wild birds. Don’t try to make the the brush pile too dense and be careful not to stack it so high that it becomes a safety concern for you, your family, nor the birds. Simply pile the branches on and allow nature to settle the brush pile itself. Once you have developed a good brush pile, you will find that this will be a favorite gathering place for many small birds, especially sparrows, towhees, cardinals and juncos.
For more information on how you can get ideas for your backyard network, simply visit: Great Backyard Ideas!
Happy Birding from “The Birdhouse Guy”!