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Whatever species of bird you have in your garden, you will see them finding various nesting material around your garden. Tits will choose the softest nesting materials they can find – dog or cat hair, dried grass, fluffy seed heads (such as Old Man’s Beard) and even cobwebs!
Robins also build their nests from soft materials and moss. Pigeons, on the other hand, will put a few twigs together for their young to nest in. However your garden visitors choose to build their nests, we recommend giving them a helping hand by leaving out some suitable nesting materials in the garden.
Nesting Wool is known for its strength, softness and warmth. Hang this out from January to July in a visible place near shrubs, tree branches, or nesting areas.