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Gaille

Gaille Report 4 Jan 2009 16:19

Lol I have the dusk feeding frenzy outside right now!
Theres literaly a queue for the feeders and I have loads!

I have sparrows, Pidgeons, Collared Doves, Chaffinches, Green Finches, Great Tits, Blue Tits, Long Tailed Tits, Coal tits, Blackbirds, and Robins ............... and a squirrel all out there !

LOL theres a little mouse pops up now & then in the back garden, not too bothered if hes outside, but he keeps going in my garage to help himself - we found him IN the bird feed bucket the other day which was suspended from a wall bracket! lol its now hanging from the ceiling to try & deter him!

The only bird I DONT like seeing in my garden is the Heron, he thinks my fish are his dinner! Even with netting over he managed to get most of my fish last year, need to rethink the heron proofing before I re-stock!

Gail

Amanda2003

Amanda2003 Report 4 Jan 2009 16:26

Glynis...........your probably right about that . I do miss seeing the Robin in my garden every day : (

We have been out feeding the Ducks and Gulls in a local park........now they where hungry...........lol

Amanda

Jean (Monmouth)

Jean (Monmouth) Report 4 Jan 2009 19:43

have printed off Glenys' list, but using Gladwin print screen coulnt get it to a readable size for OH. will have to type it out word for word. Why havent I got a trained parrot to repeat it for me!Have a seed feeder and peanut feeders out, but birds only seem to want the peanuts, and there are all sorts of birds out there. Must get camera at the ready.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 4 Jan 2009 21:19

Jean why not hilight the list and copy and paste it into word. Then print it off.

Jean (Monmouth)

Jean (Monmouth) Report 5 Jan 2009 10:14

Thanks Ann, will try that later. Am expecting Tesco this a.m. so must get on with work.

Glenys the Menace!

Glenys the Menace! Report 5 Jan 2009 10:57


Amanda - :-))))

Jean - if it solves the problem, you could send me your email addy - no offence taken if you'd rather not - and I could send it to you as a Word document.

Any joy yet?

Ol' Captain Jack (sparrow) has been dining with his family chez nous this morning.

See you all later.
x

Teddys Girl

Teddys Girl Report 5 Jan 2009 11:10

We have all the usual birds on the nuts and fat balls, and also a lovely Woodpecker has found it's way on the nut feeder.

Put out extra, and on the table for the Robin, who I have not seen on the feeder, so we put out for him on the table.

Mo

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 5 Jan 2009 15:40

Had to break the ice in the water feature for them this morning. Today they have eaten bread mixed with dripping from the duck we had and banana plus suet and the usual seeds.

ann
Glos

J* Near M3.Jct4

J* Near M3.Jct4 Report 5 Jan 2009 16:30

I have a Robin who can cling on to peanut feeder just as the Blue-tits do, but two other robins who only feed from bird table or the 'crumbs' on the ground. J*

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 6 Jan 2009 03:28

Well, o.h. said last night he hadn't seen any birds during the previous day and the food is still all on the bird table except that in the feeders and a little on the floor.
Will put out some fresh stuff in the morning as a lot of it there will be frozen now.
Don't know where the birds are gone, it is really strange.

Lizx

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 6 Jan 2009 10:27

any chance that you have had a visit from a sparrowhawk Liz? That usually frightens them off for a while. Or maybe a neighbour is putting out a lot of food. We had it once for 2 months and it was very eerie without any birds.

Ann
Glos

Kathleen

Kathleen Report 6 Jan 2009 10:55

Thank you Glenys, my birds will be very grateful. I had one little robin who would wait patiently outside my kitchen window until I took him some food, he would tap on the window if the bird bath was empty. He would walk beside me as I hung out my washing or went to the bin - haven't seen him lately and I fear the arrival of 4 new cats to the neighbourhood may be responsible.
We have been putting most left-overs out for the birds but I was worried about certain things being unsuitable. The list will go on the front of the fridge and will be most helpful.
Thank you also for the fat ball recipe - the birds love those.

Kathleen

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 6 Jan 2009 15:48

Well something has been to the bird table as there is some food knocked to the floor but I have just put out a moistened crust of oat bread on to the ground in case the blackbirds come along and want something a little fresher than the stuff that has been there for a day!

I have never seen a sparrow hawk round here and there is a field at the end of the garden with loads of trees across the other side of it - gulls circling the field constantly and feeding there so not sure what it happening unless as you say, another person has a better table lol

They are welcome back when they deign to grace us with their presence, would love to see our blue tit family that were raised her last summer, I think it was 5 or 6 babies that flew the nest box and we have them on film.

Lizxx

~`*`Jude`*`~

~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 6 Jan 2009 16:15

Had to join in with this thread:o)

l put 2 jacket spuds out this morning, its all went in a few hrs, l think a squirrell might have helped though. Between me and OH they have been fed 4 times today, twice yesterday.
We usually have 4 6 prs of blackbirds, 4 - 5 starlings, 1 -2 dunnock, 2 robins, have had 4 -5 prs chaffinch, but only 2 prs at moment. Sparrow,blue tits, great tits,coal tits, 1 nuthatch, a number crows, jackdaws and a couple of magpies.4 - 8 Woodpigeons and 4 - 8 collared doves and occassionally a woodpecker the lesser spotted one. Also have 2 squirrels at the moment,
Hubby has a telescope thingy which is usually fixed on the nuts :o))

jude :o) xx

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 6 Jan 2009 16:26

Well our neighbours say they saw a goldcrest in their garden which then flew into ours but we haven't seen it so don't know if they are right..

Ours were not so keen on the jacket potatoes but ate them when everything else had gone. still not eating the fat balls though which is strange as usually they are the first to go. I had better check and see if they are frozen or something.


Ann
Glos

~`*`Jude`*`~

~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 6 Jan 2009 16:44

My sister feeds the Goldcrest niger seeds, the tiny thistle seeds, they love em:o) the only thing is alot of it goes onto the ground so her hubby is going to put something on the end of feeder to catch seed!!

bring the fatballs in for the night:o))

jude :o) x

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 6 Jan 2009 16:46

Good idea about the fat balls, will do that. aah both our neighbour and ourselves have niger seeds out. thanks for that.

Ann xx

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 6 Jan 2009 16:55

Fat balls now in so we will see if it makes a difference.

Beautiful sunset here, very clear sky and bright stars out already, going to be another frosty one tonight, glad I don't have to go out!

Ann
glos

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 6 Jan 2009 17:01

There is the most beautiful moon with a dramatic ring around it, peeping in my kitchen window, Ann!

I think my little robin was fed up because I wasnt here for a few weeks, havent seen him for ages. But the pigeons still lurk....arghhh

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 6 Jan 2009 17:17

BC, yes if they don't get fed they find somewhere else. Can't see the moon at the moment, can see an extremely bright 'star', which may be a bit more than a star. Anything else visible does anyone know?

Ann
Glos