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#1 by astoness , Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:31 pm

for the first time ever i have found somewhere high enough to hang a bird feeder away from me cats...put it up and a min later this little chappie was my first visitor...im chuffed...


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#2 by Voltman , Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:44 pm

He probably watched you put it up, it's a wonder he didn't try to help, they're so cheeky.


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#3 by astoness , Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:49 pm

had a blue tit there this afternoon volty...i love robins and they were our moms favourite..


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#4 by Slow Jo , Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:08 pm

We feed the birds lyn but we are plagued with wood pigeons counted 9 this morning ,they eat everything in minutes leave nothing for the others.Trying to think a way to feed the small ones and keep it away from them pigeons.

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#5 by astwood , Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:24 pm

Up this way you get mostly big fat magpies

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#6 by Slow Jo , Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:29 pm

We seem to get all big greedy bird's ,jackdaws,magpies wood pigeons ,crows ,collered doves,the little ones don't get a look in.

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#7 by Sheldonboy , Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:30 pm

We have a couple of bowls of seed and peanuts at the top of the garden which the big birds visit. At the bottom of the garden we have some hanging feeders, the little birds use these.


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#8 by Slow Jo , Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:38 pm

We have to be carefull what we put out, next doors garden is like a land fill site,and it encourages vermin, it wouldnt be the first time we've shot rats after the bird food thats been dropped.

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#9 by Sheldonboy , Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:41 pm

it's bad news when you have neighbours like that Jo. Usually it's the people that are vermin. Unless they are incapable of tidying it.


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#10 by Slow Jo , Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:48 pm

He is suppose to have crumbling of the spine ,but he built a10 by 6 shed from scratch on his own in three days, I couldnt do that, also put a lot of decking down round his pond that he dug out.

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#11 by astoness , Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:19 am

jo like SB said put a bird feeder up that will attract only the small birds..


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#12 by Voltman , Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:35 am

The plastic suction grip type for sticking on windows are good for small birds. Pigeons can't get near them.


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#13 by mikejee , Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:13 am

Ever since the number of Red Kites in this area has increased (there are now at least 6), the number of pigeons has gone down. I know that kites are scavengers and (unfortunately) won't actually kill the pigeons, but I think they are very wary of the much larger bird circling, and it does tend to keep them away.


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#14 by astoness , Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:47 pm

Quote: astoness wrote in post #11
jo like SB said put a bird feeder up that will attract only the small birds..


forget that jo..ive just seen a wood pigeon hanging from me feeder...so what do i know


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#15 by Sheldonboy , Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:57 pm

Lyn I thought you may like another Woodie, I have plenty to spare.


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