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Do the birds know bird watch thread

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Jane Report 14 Nov 2012 17:29

Hello All
It is fairly quiet in my garden at the moment as I have run out of bird food :-S.I will have to stock up again when I have my car.My son is using it every day to get to work.
The squirrels ate all our Hazelnuts again this year.We have never actually been able to have any ourselves :-| :-|
I had a little companion with me all afternoon as I cleared tons of leaves.One of Robins.I think as I was scraping with the rake I must have been disturbing bugs and flies, so it was having a little feast lol


AnninGlos Report 14 Nov 2012 16:30

I put the following on the welsh thread, but just in case anyone doesn't read that thread:

I have a friend who lives in the forest of Dean, she had several bird feeders in her garden which were getting destroyed. Now she has a cock pheasant that has taken up residence in her garden and he feeds from the bird feeders but she had watched him feed and he only took seeds one at a time. Her neighbour told her to watch the feeders at night and she saw a tawny owl land on the feeder and wreck it to get at the seed. So now she takes the feeders in at night. :-D


Von Report 6 Nov 2012 17:29

Yes that's probably right Ann.
It was freezing in London last night .
Take care


AnninGlos Report 6 Nov 2012 17:14

Apparently squirrels are very hungry this year because there are very few nuts for them. But I think the birds think it is January as it has turned so cold so early.


Von Report 6 Nov 2012 16:35

I just had a look to see when you started this thread as all the berries in my garden have been eaten and I thought maybe it was an annual thing.
Obviously not as you started this one January.
OH had a big shock when going to fetch another bunch of grapes the other day to discover that the whole lot had gone :-0 :-0 :-0 :-0 :-0
It's either the birds or the pesky squirrel. :-S :-S
Take care


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 23 Oct 2012 19:18

SparklingSandie. Jay's also eat nestlings of other birds and small mammals
:-( :-( :-(

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 23 Oct 2012 19:00

Jays are beautiful looking birds, but can devastate your apple tree before you realise they are about ..beware !

I've had it done :-(

Deter them from the tree known to work by hanging old CDs / Dvd's from the branches..they look pretty in the sun ( when we get it ) and Jay's don't like them.


AnninGlos Report 23 Oct 2012 14:35

Yes lots of activity particularly from Blue and great tits and a few goldfinches. Plus one Robin who seems to like just sitting in the apple tree. He/she has also been eating out of the seed feeders which I haven't seen before.

Jays are beautiful Rose aren't they?


Merlin Report 23 Oct 2012 14:31

Well they,ve eaten all my cherries this year, so they,re trying something different. :-D


Wend Report 23 Oct 2012 14:28

I've noticed a lot of bird activity in my garden too, particular those pesky blackbirds who are, at this very moment, tucking into the fruit on my strawberry tree!


Merlin Report 23 Oct 2012 14:18

Quite a lot of bird activity in the garden,they seem to be stocking up with food ,keep having to replenish it daily ,the bathing is quite a sight with about six or seven at the same time with lots on branches waiting their turn,(Pecking order seems to be the thing) its a lovely sight.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 23 Oct 2012 14:10

Nudge up, now I've managed to find the thread ( search didn't bring it up )

as we approach winter I am noticing more birds coming and more often, a Jay has just been down, beautiful colouring :-D


Jane Report 17 Oct 2012 17:20

I have put up the Coconut again just outside my Patio Doors.Same place as before but I have been very disappointed in the number of birds on it so far :-(
But a lovely sight this afternoon to see the Green Woodpecker enjoying a feast on the lawn :-D
No Earless Squirrel so far.I wonder if it has gone elsewhere now.Does anyone know if Squirrels keep to the same territory each year?.


AnninGlos Report 16 Oct 2012 11:50

12 red kites Jane that would be a wonderful sight. Can't think there would be that many buzzards together.

Didn't see that many birds in Tenerife, the resident hawk was overhead most days and a few canaries, a seagull or two and that was about it, but we did spot the fins of about four dolphins just off the shore when we were having lunch one day. :-)


Jane Report 12 Oct 2012 19:50

I hear a flock /group of Canada Geese at the same time each morning fly right over us.(I think I mentioned this a little while ago) but then they stopped.Now back again.
They make such a racket they wake the dog up lol.
Bird life has been very quiet in my garden .But hopefully now when I start putting the feeders out again things will liven up.
There are lots of Purple poops all over my patio .Elderberry time :-S


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 12 Oct 2012 18:59

Hello Jane:)

Wow that must have been a sight:)

We've been getting.........:

a couple of Robins, a blackbird every now and then, loads of great tits, coal tits and a few blue tits, 20-30 sparrows, coupe of jackdaws, my crow every now and then, and a nuthatch everyday...he was even sitting on the wires telling Vic to hurry up filling the dishes up:))...he likes the mixed nuts that l crush in my chopping machine:)

jude :-) x


Jane Report 12 Oct 2012 17:53

Oh my word.I just realised the last posting was the 20th September !!!!

We saw 12 Red Kites(or could be Buzzards ) the other day.The most I have seen at the same time is 7.They were so high up it was a bit difficult to see properly.

One busy Squirrel in the garden,rushing everywhere with a mouth full of conkers lol
I must start putting the coconuts back up outside the Patio door.I would love to see my Earless Squirrel again (if it is still around).


AnninGlos Report 20 Sep 2012 09:56

Just been watching goldfinches and green finches feeding off the feeder on the patio here, really close to the window but of course the camera wasn't.t to hand


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 20 Sep 2012 01:03

Thanks for that Shaun:)

jude :-)


Jane Report 19 Sep 2012 21:34

I heard an owl this morning at 6.30.It was still quite dark.I will keep an ear open again in the morning (if I'm awake) and see if I can fathom out where it is coming from.Hopefully from one of our big trees :-D
I found a conker on the patio this morning...think it must have been from a squirrel on manouvers(sp)?Other than that there is not a lot to report bird wise from my garden.