Here is an video of my dad putting up a bird box!!
A BIT ABOUT THE DIFFERENT BOXESWe have 3 different types of bird boxes. Each one is designed for a different species - blue tits, great tits,sparrows and robins. There are 2 main types of bird boxes, the open fronted bird boxes which are for robins and the hole fronted boxes which are for the tits. The size of the holes differ - 28mm for the great tits and the size of the blue tit holes are a little smaller at 25mm. WHY do we have so many bird boxes??? We want to have lots of birds in our garden so that they can prey upon the caterpillars that eat our plants and vegetables. If you want to learn how to make these bird boxes then click here.
When we were putting the bird boxes up, our neighbour called us over to look at her new birds that some one gave to her. As soon as I saw them I recognized them to be some kind of partridge and I was right :), they are called grey partridges. They are stunning! Their necks are orange-brown and they have grey feathers on their body. Here is an picture of these breathtaking birds.
|Grey partridges - Perdix perdix|