Apple tree Bird Bath and Nesting Blue tits

Recently I brought a new bird bath and as our old apple tree is dying (we’re going to buy a new one to replace it) I put the new bath in the tree. ๐Ÿ™‚

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We wanted to keep the old tree as the birds love to perch on it before or after they’ve been on the feeders; I am also going to drill some smaller holes in the trunk to put in some extra food for them as well. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Here’s a close-up; I had to cut a dead branch off to be able to drill down into the trunk and because the plastic spike of the bird bath is slightly tapered a larger drill-bit was required at the top of the hole.

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This is a Dunnock on the branch which was sawn off the apple tree; for the moment I am going to leave it at the base of the tree and then decide where it can go elsewhere in the garden as I’m creating a pollinator friendly flowerbed around the trees here!

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Our blue tits have been going in and out of the box on our conservatory for quite some time. Here’s one of them just coming back out where it has been bringing in some nest materials – they are so busy at the moment! ๐Ÿ˜€

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I caught him down near our open-faced nest-box too! ๐Ÿ˜€

Which birds have you got nesting in your garden?

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4 responses to “Apple tree Bird Bath and Nesting Blue tits

  1. What a lovely post and great use for your old apple tree, I like the idea of drilling into the tree too, now thats its dying. I’m fairly certain we have Blue Tits in a box on our house wall, but definitely Robins nesting in the shed. Spring is an exciting time!

    • Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah I love to make things out of the left-over parts for the garden and get a bit creative with it – always fun and anything to help the wildlife out is good. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m really looking forward to the progress of your robins and the duck in your neighbours garden, and the photos too! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Sounds a great idea for an old tree. I have an old apple tree and ivy in London but hope it will survive a bit longer. Robins and blue tits nest in it. Here the birds just stay wild and well hidden!

    • Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re going to buy another tree and put it down the other end of the garden, hopefully at the end of this month. I hope your tree survives as well; they’re great for the birds. ๐Ÿ™‚

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