How to make... a nesting bundle

Encourage birds to set up home in your garden by providing simple building materials.

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Nesting bundle
Illustrations by Alan Batley

 

1. Mix together dry grass, fluffy seed heads, straw, feathers, hair, wool and thread.

 

2. Cut the end off a forked stick. Wrap the material around the stick. Secure with wool.

 

3. Add more layers until a large bundle is formed (keep the lengths of the wool and string short).

 

4. Hang the bundle in a tree. Remove any loose wool threads as the bundle is depleted.

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