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GinN Report 6 Jul 2013 16:11

We often used to get imprints of birds on our old patio windows - it seemed that the large expanse of glass was reflecting the feeders that were hung nearby, and the poor birds thought it was more food. We did find that one or two small birds did die, but the large ones like the wood pigeons would bounce, after scaring us with the noise it made!
Now that we've got French windows instead, it rarely seems to happen, maybe 'cos there's less expanse of glass. :-)


KittytheLearnerCook Report 6 Jul 2013 09:00

I often find a dusty imprint of a bird on my kitchen or dining room windows since we have had double glazing and have no nets on those windows.

One clearly showed the head body and outspread wings.

It never used to happen before, but like Liz, I have never found an injured bird.

I wonder why they do that?

Shelley Rose ......thank

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 6 Jul 2013 07:01

Yesterday a pigeon who has been eating too much of the bird seed that the tits drop from the feeder flew into the kitchen window, gave me such a fright, there was a loud thump and I went out expecting to see it laying on the ground. Poor thing sat in the honeysuckle underneath looking a bit dazed, he had a ring on his leg so presumably a racing pigeon. A few minutes rest and off he flew. For some reason the birds often fly into that window or the patio doors, silly things. Never found a dead one yet tho, so they must bounce.



ShelleyRose Report 5 Jul 2013 22:27

I'm so pleased for you and your garden birds, and glad the receipes worked you'll have the birds tapping on your window when the bird feeders are empty now. lol xx

ShelleyRose. x

:-D :-D :-D

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 5 Jul 2013 21:02

Well done Kitty. ! Glad you are happy.

I have a stack of kitchen roll inners ready to go to school. Perhaps I'll try the recipe on the birds here..



GinN Report 5 Jul 2013 20:34

Another successful recipe from our learner cook -well done, Kitty! :-D :-D


Renes Report 5 Jul 2013 20:20

oh I am jealous

still collecting my rolls ---------------

Well done


KittytheLearnerCook Report 5 Jul 2013 19:16

YAAAAYYYYYY................they worked!!!!!

I am so happy I could sing a song of sixpence :-D :-D :-D

The birds loved them and apart from the bits that fell out and melted on the hot patio, they were a success *dances round thread*



Renes Report 3 Jul 2013 23:05

Oh yes - so I could. ...

will save them also ....

I have lots of long tailed tits ... And they love fat balls ...


ShelleyRose Report 3 Jul 2013 22:46

If you use kitchen rolls, you can cut them in half and use them as well.

ShelleyRose. x
:-D :-D :-D


Renes Report 3 Jul 2013 21:15

Busy saving my loo rolls ... Such a clever idea ShelleyRose


KittytheLearnerCook Report 3 Jul 2013 21:15

Thank you Mersey :-)

Joy......we had a pigeon wedged in the bird table once, the starling were going mad trying to peck him away poor thing :-(

We managed to prise him out eventually.........poor pidge! :-)


JoyBoroAngel Report 3 Jul 2013 21:09

i used the old beef dripping from the chip pan
and the left over breakfast cereal and seeds

the birds love it and costs me nothing

mind the butler made some soup and
you could stand a spoon up in it
i put it out for the foxes and the wood pidgeons ate it
they where so fat they couldnt fly for hours
it was so funny to see :-D :-D


Mersey Report 3 Jul 2013 21:05

Well done Kitty :-D :-D :-D <3


KittytheLearnerCook Report 3 Jul 2013 21:04 soggy fat balls have worked a bit of magic then :-D :-D <3


GinN Report 3 Jul 2013 21:02

It's threads like this that made me want to come back! Lovely! :-D :-D :-D


KittytheLearnerCook Report 3 Jul 2013 20:54

I made some this afternoon some from a recipe on the link from Mr Magoo.

They are in the fridge all ready to go out Friday morning when my husband can keep watch on them as he is starting work later than me.

I'm all excited now :-D :-D


ShelleyRose Report 3 Jul 2013 18:37

Kittythe LearnerCook & Renes,
Your welcome, hope your birds enjoy!
:-D :-D :-D :-D

ShelleyRose. x


Renes Report 3 Jul 2013 18:26

Fat ball recipe ... On o my threads

Thanks ShelleyRose


Merlin Report 2 Jul 2013 12:50

Mersey, you should have added "Tabasco" to them and got Great Balls of Fire. :-D :-D :-D