60 bird feeders were installed in the parks of Tsarskoye Selo

16 November 2020

 Birds play an important role in creating a balanced ecosystem of the parks so the staff of the State Museum-Reserve have created the most comfortable conditions for the birds for wintering.

 Last week, the specialists installed 60 feeders for tits, nuthatches and other birds on the territory of Yekaterininsky, Alexandrovsky and Babolovsky parks.

 “Even a late autumn which is as warm as this one becomes a difficult time for birds. They keep our plantings safe from harmful insects and we take care of them when natural food is scarce. Birds play an important role in creating a balanced ecosystem of the parks. We make all gardening work, take care of trees and shrubs taking into account the timing of nesting and the prevailing habitats of birds" - says Olga Filippova, a chief keeper of the parks of the Tsarskoye Selo State Museum-Reserve.

 Also, employees of Tsarskoye Selo have reported that tits like unroasted sunflower, watermelon or melon seeds, millet and unsalted lard that can be put in the installed feeders.  This will be a good addition to the feeding that the museum provides.

 Aleksandrovsky, Ekaterininsky and Babolovsky parks are home to many species of birds.  About 25 species of birds spend winter here, including titmice, nuthatches, pikas, waxwings, redpalls and crested tit-grenadiers.

 

 Photo: State Museum-Reserve "Tsarskoe Selo"