It has been so much fun watching the colorful Baltimore Orioles building their nests here on Cape Cod. Their nests are a woven, hanging nest so they need materials which they can weave.
We bought a roll of Sisal Packing Twine and cut it into little pieces, anywhere from 4″ to 8″ long. This is the kind of twine that you can unravel and it makes lots of smaller pieces of twine which the birds love.
This is a photograph of one of the Baltimore Orioles with his beak full of Sisal Twine, ready to fly to his nest. We saw one little Chickadee with his beak so full that he had a hard time getting off of the ground! So cute! And so much fun to watch. We put a new stash of twine out on the ground each morning just in case…
We bought 3 new bird houses about 3 weeks ago which are all now inhabited by little Chickadees. Boy, they didn’t take long! And a pair of Robins have built a nest in one of the Evergreen trees that we just planted about 2 weeks ago.
Never a dull moment in our backyard! Lots of little baby chicks to look forward to!
(We can already hear the baby Red-Tailed Hawk crying high up in the pine tree behind our house. )