I just discovered this delightful Feather Your Nest Wreath and wanted to share it with you this morning. The wreath comes prefilled with an assortment of feathers, cotton, string and other natural fibers that birds prefer for building nests. It is designed to hang in on a garden fence or door where you can watch birds as they investigate and select just the right materials for nest building. The materials in this wreath are selected with North American Birds in mind.
As a kid, I remember my mother hanging bits of fluff and small scraps of soft yarn over the clothesline and watching for birds to gather them for nesting material. She was always delighted when some inquisitive bird snatched up the nesting supplies. This wreath does all the work for you by supplying nesting materials ready for birds to use and provides a nice variety of materials.
If you prefer to make your own wreath of nesting materials for the birds make sure to choose natural fibers. According to All About Birds, birds will use a variety of natural materials such as feathers, pet hair, moss, dried leaves, strips of bark, pine needles, and plant down or fluff. Avoid any synthetic fibers such as plastic, tinsel and cellophane. You should also avoid offering dryer lint.