Cold weather at the Bird Cafe

The original photo was very gloomy, taken at gate-closing time. We need to trim back the grass edges to the cafe soon too... I will add to the To do list

The original photo was very gloomy, taken at gate-closing time. We need to trim back the grass edges to the cafe soon too... I will add to the To do list

We had to cancel today's Gardening for Health group due to the very cold weather - more than two pairs of gloves were required, and the ground is really too hard to work.

But in the morning and evening there were lots of birds around the new feeders in the Bird Cafe. When it warms up enough to be comfortable, the benches will be a good place to birdwatch - or just while away some minutes.

If you'd like to make some bird feeders, there is plenty of room on the hooks of the hatstand. help yourself. Good instructions on the RSPB website.

We have plans, in the Spring, to clean the benches down and re-stain them. And even aspirations to build some structures around some of them to give some shade - although it is difficult to remember on a cold Winter day that the garden can often be too sunny to sit for long...