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WE feed the birds in our garden just sunflower hearts, on a couple of occasions we have found leaves and twigs and other debris covering the food in our garden, can anyone tell me what this could be please?
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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,762
    Bit vague - do you have a photo?
    Birds are messy generally, and some bigger, ground feeding birds will dig around to get at any dropped food, so it could simply be that. Where do you have the feeders located?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...

  • The seed is on a bird house but it’s on my fish pond so it’s not that high off the ground
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,762
    Probably just been blown in by the wind. Rooks/crows often drop stuff too.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,852
    Hmmm it does look a bit 'placed' .... perhaps an investment in one of those wildlife night time cameras is called for?

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • We also have 2 wooden stools in the garden which I put the seed on and it happened again a couple of weeks ago we are just at a loss of what it could be
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,762
    Do you mean it was on the stools as well?
    If so, that certainly seems a little bit strange. 
    A camera, as suggested, would certainly help see what's happening  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384
    edited October 2021
    It's mice, I'm 100% sure.  I often see identical behaviour (they always cover open food sources like that, and also pile collected food items up.)  Tidy little things.  I used a trailcam to catch them in action. :)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,762
    Good point @BobTheGardener. I've just never seen them make such a big pile before.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • They have done it again will take a pic, we r looking into buying a video camera just so we do know that it is a mouse
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