Nests in every corner…..


A bit more sun, longer days and spring is rushing on rapidly!  Nesting is going on all over the garden and to my delight, house sparrows, nesting here for the first time last year, are now building in another spot around the house.  Holes under eaves were blocked to prevent nesting when we first arrived here, so unblocking and allowing access to birds is slowly paying off.  The new nest is under the eaves of a single storey part of the house, so easy to observe and photograph.  Mistle thrushes are also building a huge nest of moss and grass in an apple tree, lined with mud from the small pond.  Whether they will persist in this busy part of the garden remains to be seen.

About wildlifegardening

Jenny Steel was a Plant Ecologist at Oxford University before becoming a writer. She has more than 20 years experience of writing about and teaching ecology, natural history and wildlife gardening. She is also a photographer, journalist and former plant nursery owner, and a lecturer and tutor in adult education. She has appeared on a variety of radio and television programmes including Gardener’s World with Alan Titchmarsh, and she presented a series of items on the BBC 2 gardening show, How Does Your Garden Grow. She has worked with and written for a variety of organisations including the Royal Horticultural Society, Natural England, Atropos, Ernest Charles, the Adult Residential Colleges Association (ARCA), Haiths, Usborne Books, Complete Gardens, Oxfordshire County Council, the charity Growing Native and several of the Wildlife Trusts. She is also the Garden Bird Guru for the wild bird food company JustAddBirds of which she was a co-founder. The Emmy Award winning film company Panache Productions are currently making a film about her wildlife garden in South Shropshire. She has written 10 books on wildlife gardening. Her website can be found at and her bird food company at
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