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Our feathered friends; views.

IT was great to see the recent photo of the pheasant in a large tree. I didn't know that such large birds flew into trees until I saw a peacock do it at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Also, it's good to know how many of us took care to feed the small birds during the last spell of very cold weather. At this time of the year, birds start looking for a mate so that they can nest and raise a family. Please do not dig up your hedges/bushes or cut them right to the ground. As well as for nesting, small birds need these, together with climbers such as ivy, to protect them from predators and the horrid weather.

Instead, clip or trim the bushes now (except the ones which have flower buds already) so that they can become even bushier and you may have the delight of seeing our chirpy friends raise a family in your own garden.

Sally Hughes, Shard End
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Feb 21, 2013
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