BIRD FEEDING

All your bird talk in here

Re: BIRD FEEDING

Postby Butterfly » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:25 am

That seems to be the same with my birds :nod: . I was starting to get worried, so I was happy to see that all the food has vanished by the time I got back from work :D
User avatar
Butterfly
 
Posts: 210
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:45 am

Re: BIRD FEEDING

Postby Kev » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:34 am

Same here. My feeders have been very quiet while the sun was out. I guess it's easier for them to find active caterpillars, daddy long legs and the like. But when it cools down they're more likely to come looking for the birdy equivalent of a McDonalds drive through! :)

I've got a nice little family of 4 fledgeling blueys that come and visit together. Taking quite a while to get their adult colours. I thought they might have come through by now. I was wondering if they were a second brood but reading around it seems it's too much effort for them to have another set so they must just be a bit slow getting their colour.
User avatar
Kev
Site Admin
 
Posts: 590
Joined: Fri May 30, 2014 10:27 am
Location: Oxford

Re: BIRD FEEDING

Postby Jacksparrow » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:28 pm

Kev wrote:Same here. My feeders have been very quiet while the sun was out. I guess it's easier for them to find active caterpillars, daddy long legs and the like. But when it cools down they're more likely to come looking for the birdy equivalent of a McDonalds drive through! :)

I've got a nice little family of 4 fledgeling blueys that come and visit together. Taking quite a while to get their adult colours. I thought they might have come through by now. I was wondering if they were a second brood but reading around it seems it's too much effort for them to have another set so they must just be a bit slow getting their colour.

Blue tits are single brooders. Their nesting has to coincide with the boom in caterpillar numbers in the spring. Any later and it's likely to fail.
User avatar
Jacksparrow
Moderator
 
Posts: 3013
Joined: Fri May 30, 2014 9:52 pm

Re: BIRD FEEDING

Postby Butterfly » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:44 pm

Today was a very quiet day in my garden and around the feeders. Birds had breakfast ( and I suspect a squirrel too, she/he left me a present :wife: ) but after that, almost all day till late afternoon, not a single bird around! Not even pigeons. Its odd hearing the silence :bolt:
User avatar
Butterfly
 
Posts: 210
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:45 am

Re: BIRD FEEDING

Postby Placido » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:32 pm

Found this by accident: www.happybeaks.co.uk 'cos I had to order more insect suet pellets. Have ordered from them (delivery is promised to be very quick) so we'll see ...... :)
User avatar
Placido
 
Posts: 3663
Joined: Fri May 30, 2014 10:17 pm
Location: west West-Midlands

Re: BIRD FEEDING

Postby greenfinch2 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:53 pm

Good prices there feeders are nae bad as well mine have blown off the tree and 2 broken. :shrug:
greenfinch2
 
Posts: 960
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:22 pm

Re: BIRD FEEDING

Postby Placido » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:13 pm

Suet pellets arrived at 1030 this morning (tick).
Packaging was somewhat excessive (cross) so I've told them that. Maybe they'd just run out of smaller boxes :unsure: .......
User avatar
Placido
 
Posts: 3663
Joined: Fri May 30, 2014 10:17 pm
Location: west West-Midlands

Re: BIRD FEEDING

Postby Placido » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:36 pm

Had a email reply from Happy Beaks - so, if you order anything from them, expect it in a cardboard box 18 inches x 22 inches. My bag of suet pellets, 8 inches x 14 inches, was kept nice and snug by means of 34 feet of paper a foot wide.
They put everything into that sized box :shrug:.
User avatar
Placido
 
Posts: 3663
Joined: Fri May 30, 2014 10:17 pm
Location: west West-Midlands

Re: BIRD FEEDING

Postby Jacksparrow » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:49 pm

Placido wrote:Had a email reply from Happy Beaks - so, if you order anything from them, expect it in a cardboard box 18 inches x 22 inches. My bag of suet pellets, 8 inches x 14 inches, was kept nice and snug by means of 34 feet of paper a foot wide.
They put everything into that sized box :shrug:.

It should pad your recycling bin out nicely. :nod:
User avatar
Jacksparrow
Moderator
 
Posts: 3013
Joined: Fri May 30, 2014 9:52 pm

Re: BIRD FEEDING

Postby Placido » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:36 am

Exactly, Jacksparrow. The space is half full now with cardboard and paper courtesy of Happy Beaks.

The pellets are good though: unanimous feathery verdict. All raised their wings to vote in favour :wave2:.
User avatar
Placido
 
Posts: 3663
Joined: Fri May 30, 2014 10:17 pm
Location: west West-Midlands

PreviousNext

Return to Birds

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 23 guests