In the gardens of the Russian Museum, the number of birds continues to grow. We note the numerous pairs of thrushes of mountain ash, starlings, finches, wagtails and other species of birds that nest in them annually. In addition to terns and seagulls, as always, pairs of crested black came to the ponds (we will talk about these birds in a separate publication).

Despite the unusually warm winters and somewhat lingering cold spring, at least a week ago, many birds began to incubate egg clutches, such as thrushes, starlings, and sparrows. And the other day we found the first clutch of tits. It should be noted that so far these small nimble birds continue to equip more and more nests in the artificial nests we hung and in the hollows of tree trunks.

In the gardens of Mikhailovsky and the Summer Gardens there are two species of titmouse – the common lazarevka and great tit. The latter species is most commonly found in both gardens. Both species are important for green spaces, because they eat insects harmful to us even in the winter. First of all, they eat representatives of the spring complex – moth and scoop, capable of giving outbreaks of mass reproduction.

Not all feathered helpers have returned to our gardens. We are waiting for the arrival of warblers, flycatchers and nightingales.

In the gardens, we are also waiting for ornithologists, who help us to observe the life of birds every year. But more about this next publication.

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