Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Feathering The Nest

It's around this time of year that birds pair up and start looking for somewhere suitable to make their nests.

I've been saving all the odd ends of yarn from my crochet, and as you can see, there's quite a few.

I've stuffed some of them in an empty peanut feeder and this has now been hung in the garden. The yarn should make a very comfortable nest liner so I hope the birds take plenty.

I'm looking forward to seeing some very colourful nests around the neighbourhood.


  1. what a fantastic idea, I have lots of odd bits of wool as well, thank you for the idea!

  2. What a genius idea! Will pass it on.

    Really hope you see some of your yarn in a nest.

    Sft x

  3. What a lovely and colourful idea. I must throw away metres of off cuts from the ends of my knitting.

    Fleur xx


  4. Can't see that the birds would like the yarn but maybe they will snatch some for their nests.

  5. Let's hope you spy some colourful nests in your neighbourhood. Ours is going out when I find the feeder, we sorted the shed and I found it and now I can't find where I put it!
    Lisa x

  6. Fantastic, what a brilliant idea. There will be very up-market nests around your area.
    Love from Mum

  7. Your birdie friends will have the most delightful additions to their nests. There will be every colour in the rainbow to add to the beauty of Spring.
    Susan x

  8. A lovely idea which I'm sure the birds will make good use of! Flighty xx

  9. Hi Jo - I've left you a reply over at mine but in case you don't see it - the strawberry plants were £2.99 for 6 which I thought was quite good value.

  10. Thank you for all your comments. It will be lovely if we see lots of colourful nests around this year.

    Scarlet - Thank you. I feel a trip to Aldi coming on this weekend. I think they're very good value.

  11. Great idea Jo! The bird in your area will have the most colourful and comfortable nests around - Id love to see one!

  12. It will be lovely if I come across a colourful nest, Gill. I hope the birdies are nice and cosy.