[Tweeters] brush piles

jstewart at olympus.net jstewart at olympus.net
Sun Dec 13 10:50:37 PST 2020

Good advice; and prune your shrubs gently to also provide habitat/protection.



Jan Stewart

922 E. Spruce Street

Sequim, WA 98382-3518

(360) 681-2827

jstewart at olympus.net

From: Tweeters <tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Dennis Paulson
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2020 9:19 AM
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Subject: [Tweeters] brush piles

Hello, tweets.

We recently piled up some brush (terminal branches pruned from trees and shrubs) under one of our feeders that was out in the open in the back yard, and the birds love it. A lot more birds are feeding there now than when it was open grass. They probably feel more secure, and as we have not infrequent cat visits, they probably are more secure. I would recommend this highly.

You can also create brush piles that aren’t under feeders, and the birds seem to like those as well. Also, you could sprinkle seeds there from time to time to reward them for foraging there.

Dennis Paulson


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